Walvis Bay sewerage accident

A municipal employee and the employee of a contractor was killed in an accident at the Walvis Bay municipal sewerage shortly after mid-day yesterday. It is believed they were overcome by sewer gas whilst working in a pump station sump.

It is believed their exposure to the sewer gas (which is odourless) caused the men to fall unconscious and they then fell into the water and drowned. On the picture: People at the scene of the accident yesterday…

To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail outlet in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Available in Windhoek at selected stores, at Arandis (Shoprite and Arandis Service Station); Usakos; Henties Bay (Spar; Woermann Brock) and Windhoek (Windhoek: Shoprite Maerua Mall; Shoprite Katutura; Shoprite Ind. Av; Shoprite Lafrenz Industrial; Shoprite Okurayangava; Shoprite U-Save; Fountain OK Foods (Baines); Maerua Superspar).

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