Car acccident claims three lives outside Rundu

09 Nov 2015 16:00pm
RUNDU, 09 NOV (NAMPA) – Three people died in an accident in the Ngaramateya area near Rundu when their car overturned on Sunday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s acting Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for Kavango East, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Monday the Government Toyota pick-up had been travelling west when the accident occurred some 15 kilometres outside Rundu.
The driver lost control of the pick-up, causing it to overturn several times. The driver and two of his passengers died instantly.
The deceased have been identified as the 29-year-old Sigweda Daniel Muronga and Burruta Karel Joseph, whose age the police could not establish.
The third person is believed to be a woman, but she had not yet been identified at the time of publishing this story.
The 26-year-old Kamasho Sebron was the only survivor and he was rushed to the Rundu State Hospital.
Mubebo suspects speeding to be the cause of the accident and thus cautioned drivers to stick to the speed limits.
He also warned of the extreme heat in the region, stating that drivers should be extra careful as tyres can easily burst.
The next of kin of the deceased have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.
In a separate incident, which also took place on Sunday, a 28-year-old man died at the Rundu State Hospital after he was stabbed with an unknown object on the left side of his chest.
The incident took place at the Kavango Trade Fair and Agricultural Show premises at around 02h30 on Sunday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Petrus Gabriel.
The police are yet to arrest the suspect in the matter.