Spanish tourists in hospital after accident outside Outjo

09 Jun 2014 13:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 09 JUN (NAMPA) – Three tourists from Spain were rushed to the Roman Catholic Hospital in the capital after sustaining serious injuries in a motor-vehicle accident outside Outjo on Sunday afternoon.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Police Deputy Commander, Deputy Commissioner Gerhard Uataurua Mavenjono told Nampa on Monday that the accident happened approximately 17 kilometres outside Outjo in the Kunene Region.
Five occupants – three Spanish tourists, a driver and a tour guide were in a Toyota Innova, which was coming from Opuwo and branched into the direction of Okaukuejo at about 16h45 on Sunday.
It is alleged that at about 17 kilometres outside Outjo on the way to Okaukuejo, driver Titus Shilongo lost control over the vehicle, and it rolled three times.
“The three tourists were thrown out of the vehicle, and sustained serious injuries on their bodies,” Mavenjono explained, adding that they are aged between 31 and 70 years.
The trio were then transferred to the Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek on Sunday, where they are still admitted in a serious, but stable condition.
Shilongo and tour guide Claudius Tickey escaped unhurt.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
MS/TK