Shimpanda, Kavango East Region – A 24-year-old woman, Justina Kapango Mudumbi, tragically lost her life after being struck by lightning in Shimpanda village in the Kavango East Region on Thursday. The incident occurred around 17h00, as confirmed by the Namibian Police Force Crime Investigation Coordinator in the region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu, who spoke to Nampa on Friday.
According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), Mudumbi was carrying her two-year-old child on her back when the incident happened. She, along with two other women, had reportedly taken shelter under a tree during a rainstorm. Mudumbi was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other women and the baby survived the lightning strike but required immediate medical attention. They were rushed to the Rundu State Hospital for treatment.
Following the incident, Mudumbi’s body was transported to the Rundu State Hospital mortuary. Her family has been notified, and police investigations into the matter are ongoing.