TransNamib train collides with governor Nghaamwa's official vehi

11 May 2014 11:30am
ETALE, 11 MAY (NAMPA) – Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa’s driver survived a horrific collision between the governor's official vehicle and a cargo train on the Ondangwa-Oshikango railway near Etale village on Friday.
The incident took place shortly after the driver, Sakaria Shakela dropped Nghaamwa off at the memorial service of the late councillor of the Ohangwena Constituency, Maria Tuleingepo Kombwana, at the same village.
The memorial service took place at Kombwana’s homestead, not far from the scene of the accident.
Shakela told Nampa he was alone and was going to refuel the vehicle, a Government Toyota double cab pick-up, at the Omafo service station at Helao Nafidi.
It is not clear how exactly the accident happened.
“I didn’t see the train coming,” he said, adding that the train hit the front of his vehicle while he was crossing the railway.
The vehicle overturned.
“I went through the windscreen, and suffered just a slight injury to one of my fingers,” Shakela said.
The train was traveling from Ondangwa to Oshikango.