Man dies in accident outside Okahandja

27 Nov 2015 19:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – A 48-year-old man died instantly on Friday after the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with an oncoming 65-seater bus transporting patients and a nurse.
The collision occurred at approximately 07h30.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on the same day the deceased has been identified as Paulus Imbili.
“His close family members have been already informed of his death,” said Mbeha, adding that Imbili turned 48 years old just a day earlier.
She said Imbili was alone in the vehicle which was travelling from Otjiwarongo towards Okahandja.
The horrific accident occurred approximately 55 kilometres north of Okahandja on the Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road, where Imbili’s 2.8 white double-cab Foton Tunland and a Health Ministry-registered bus carrying 25 State patients, a nurse, and its 40-year-old driver collided.
The bus was transporting patients from Windhoek in the Khomas Region to Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.
Eight occupants of the bus and the nurse sustained slight injuries and were taken to the Okahandja State Hospital where they were treated that same morning.
Police investigations continue.
This accident happened barely four days after a mass prayer day for an accident-free B1 road between Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi was held.
The event, held at the police permanent roadblock between Otjiwarongo and Otavi on Monday afternoon, was organised by the office of the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Otto Ipinge to pray for a let-up in accidents during this upcoming festive season.