Six Okahandja accident victims identified

10 Aug 2015 13:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 10 AUG (NAMPA) – The Otjozondjupa police on Monday released the names of six people who died in an accident between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo last Sunday.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday all six deceased persons have been positively identified by relatives.
All six died instantly in the accident that occurred at approximately 19h15.
Mbeha said the deceased are the 24-year-old Ihemba Elias Hausiku who was identified last Friday; the 24-year-old Kashamuna Kresentia Mundinda; Titus Tavale, 28; and 50-year-old Joseph Markus Quarum.
The two minors are the four-year-old David Ekandjo Asino and one-year-old Selma Ndinelao Asino.
The accident occurred about 33 kilometres north of Okahandja.
It is suspected that an Isuzu pick-up that was coming from the direction of Okahandja had overtaken another vehicle on a blind spot.
It then hit a Ford Ranger pick-up that was coming from the direction of Otjiwarongo, head-on.
Another pick-up coming from Okahandja then drove into the wrecked Ford, and due to the heavy impact, the Ford burst into flames.
Mbeha said 10 other people who were travelling in the other two vehicles sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Okahandja State Hospital.
Nine of them were later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in the capital, where they were treated for various injuries.
A case of culpable homicide has been opened at the Okahandja Police Station, she said.
Police investigations continue.