AUSSENKEHR – A fire at Aussenkehr farm in the ||Kharas Region tragically claimed the life of a 27-year-old man and destroyed 30 reed houses on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Nikodemus Mbango, the Namibian Police Force’s crime investigations coordinator for the region, identified the deceased as Willem Shiyoleni. The fire, which reportedly originated from Shiyoleni’s house, broke out around 01h30. The cause of the fire has not yet been established. Community members responded quickly, managing to extinguish the flames, but not before the destruction of numerous homes.
According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), In a separate incident in Karasburg, a 28-year-old man, Jujean Bradley Jager, was found deceased in his room in an apparent suicide. According to Mbango, Jager’s body was discovered by his niece in the Westerkim residential area on Monday, around 12h45. He had returned home from work and was later found by his niece after asking for his room key. The families of both Shiyoleni and Jager have been notified of their losses. The police are continuing investigations into both cases to determine the circumstances surrounding these tragic events.