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Man sets himself on fire in attempted suicide

by The Villager Reporter

The Namibian Police is investigating what it believes to be an attempted suicide by fire, after a man set himself ablaze along the Swakopmund and Walvis Bay road in the early hours on Saturday.

The man who was naked and on fire was discovered by a passer-by who saw a man seemingly looking for help however upon closer inspection, the passer-by saw that the man was naked and on fire the police said.

The witness immediately alerted the police.

An ambulance was displaced and took the 39 year old victim to the Walvis Bay Hospital, but was later transported to the Katutura State Hospital.

The police said that it suspects an attempted suicide.

In a separate incident, the police in Tsumeb reported the suicide of a 41 year old man. The victim was found hanging from the roof of a toilet with a cable around his neck in Nomtsoub location on Friday last week.

His body was discovered around 06h30, at a residence in Etosha Street, and no foul play has been suspected. The victim left no suicide note and police investigations continue.

The police in Windhoek also reported the death of a soldier who hung himself on Friday last week.

The body  of Julius Shatipamba Amunyela, 29 years old, was discovered at a residence in Khomasdal after he hung himself with his military belt.

The police said no suicide note was left behind and that his next of kin have been informed.