Three people die and five injured in accident
22 Jul 2013 03:10
SHAMUNDAMBO, 22 JUL (NAMPA) - Three people died on the spot, while five others were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned at the Shamundambo village near Rundu on Saturday evening.
The driver of the Toyota Fortuner with Windhoek registration numbers and which had been carrying nine passengers, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and it overturned on a gravel road, some 160 kilometres east of Rundu.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton said on Sunday that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident, but surrendered himself to the Mukwe Police Station later on.
His name is known to Nampa, but is being withheld as he is yet to appear in court.
The three deceased passengers have been identified as Muronga Kandjimi, 24; Kakishi Haingura, 28; and Reinhilde Katimba, 19.
Their next of kin have already been informed.
The five injured passengers - Sebastian Mangundu, 26; Velentinus Mangundu, 20; Faustinus Kamberuka, 25; Joseph Kalifa, 53; and Michael Tjimi, 37 - were rushed to the Andara District Hospital, where they are receiving medical treatment.
The police have opened a case of culpable homicide, and investigations continue.