22 Nov 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 NOV (NAMPA) - Eight people perished in three separate accidents on Namibian roads since Thursday.
In the first case reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), three employees of the G4S security services company were burnt beyond recognition after their vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming truck from WP Transport.
They have been identified as Raymond Jossob, 33; Willem Tjiho, 32; and Daniel Mosese, 29.
NamPol spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus said at the crime briefing here on Sunday the accident took place on Thursday at around 23h50.
The driver of the G4S vehicle swerved to avoid driving into cattle on the road close to Groot Aub when he drove into the oncoming truck.
Both vehicles caught fire and the three G4S employees died on the spot.
The driver and passenger of the truck were injured and received medical treatment in Rehoboth Hospital. The driver was discharged but his passengers injuries were of a more serious nature.
The three deceaseds next of kin have been informed.
The second accident occurred on Saturday around 23h15 close to the Gammams Water Treatment Plant in Windhoeks Otjomuise Road.
Four people died on the spot after two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.
The driver of a taxi, identified as Pinehas Indongo, 33, died on the spot. His next of kin have been informed of his death.
The three male occupants of the other vehicle involved in the accident, a black Audi, also died on the spot.
The police will release their names once their next of kin have been informed.
In the last incident reported to NamPol, a Zimbabwean man who had been travelling alone died on the main road between Rundu and Mukwe. The Tsumeb registered vehicle he was driving in left the road and overturned. He died on the spot. His name will be released once his next of kin are informed.
Police investigations into all three accidents are underway.