Four dead on Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road

16 Apr 2014 23:30pm
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) – Four people died instantly on Tuesday after the Iveco bus in which they were traveling in crashed head-on into a truck some five kilometres north of Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region.
According to the information which was provided by the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) on Wednesday, the accident happened at around 23h23.
MVA Fund Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rosalia Martins-Hausiku said two females, one male and a baby died at the scene of the accident while 23 people sustained slight-to-moderate injuries. The injured were rushed to the Okahandja State Hospital for further injury management.
“Eight patients were transferred to Windhoek on Wednesday, and are currently receiving treatment at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital,” Martins-Hausiku said.
She added that the cause of the accident has not yet been established, and police investigations into the matter continue.
The MVA Fund CEO said last night's crash brings the total crashes for this year to 916, from which a total of1 663 people sustained varying degrees of injuries, while 188 lives were lost between 01 January 2014 and 16 April 29 this year.
“This month alone, we have already lost 21 lives. The country continues to lose lives due to road crashes, most of which could have been prevented,” she said.