Driver dies in a minibus-trailer collision

03 May 2014 08:00am
EKOLANAAMBO, 03 MAY (NAMPA) – A man died on the spot after a trailer loaded with two cows dislodged from a moving pick-up vehicle and collided with a 16-seat minibus he was driving here on Friday.
The accident occurred near the Ekolanaambo village on the Ongwediva-Ondangwa main road.
Sergeant Thomas Aiyambo of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Unit in the Oshana Region confirmed the accident to Nampa here on Friday.
The minibus was travelling coming from Oshakati with passengers on their way to Windhoek, and the pick-up was coming from the opposite direction.
Only two passengers sustained serious injuries and the rest light injuries. The cattle survived the accident.
Police could not release the name of the deceased driver, as his next of kin were yet to be informed as of Friday evening.
It was the second deadly road accident to occur in the Oshana Region within two days, following another one which took place near the Iindangungu village on the Ondangwa-Oshikango main road on Thursday.
Four people died on the spot in that accident after two sedan vehicles collided head-on at a sharp curve.
The Police are withholding the names of the deceased persons until their next of kin are properly informed of their deaths.