Three killed outside Okahandja

12 Oct 2015 12:20pm


driver of a Toyota double cab and two women died instantly when their vehicle overturned on the B1 road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo on Sunday.

The accident occurred five kilometres north of Okahandja, shortly before 19h00. The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Regional Commander for Otjozondjupa, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo confirmed the accident, saying the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The unidentified driver, 38, and the two women whose ages are unknown, were declared dead at the scene, while another man and a five-year-old girl sustained serious injuries.

They were rushed to the Okahandja State Hospital. Meanwhile, a member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) allegedly hit a police officer at the scene while the police and paramedics attended to the casualties. According to Anghuwo, the man approached the scene at a high speed and failed to stop.

The officer was rushed to the hospital with injuries to his head, back and arm injuries. The 29-year-old NDF member was arrested and charged with reckless and negligent driving.

Anghuwo was however unable to say whether he was on duty when he drove into the police officer and whether the vehicle driven belonged to the NDF or was private.