A three year old girl from Onethindi Village near Ondangwa died last week when she fell into a sewage pool.
When the girl’s body was discovered by one of the villagers, her parents were not home.
Oshana regional crime co-ordinator, Chief Inspector Hamukoshi Kamati confirmed an inquest number 47/2012.
“We are not aware for how long the kid was in the pools but according to the information we have, the kid had been playing around the area,” said Chief Kamati.
The girl, together with others, was playing around the unfenced sewage area before the tragedy, according to a relative, Tuhole Paulus.
“Kids play around that area. I’m sure she followed others. She somehow got in too deep and drowned,” said Paulus. “The police were called in to come collect the corpse.”
She said it’s not the first time sewage has claimed a life in the area after another toddler drowned last year.
“Kids around here like to play near the dirty water and most of these sewage pools are not closed. They pose a danger to them. I think after what happened last year, measures should have been taken to prevent kids from playing near the sewage,” said Paulus.
She, however, said kids only sneak to play around the area when their parents are not around.