Fewer lives lost and fewer injured over Easter weekend

30 Mar 2016 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 MAR (NAMPA) - Eleven lives were lost over the 2016 Easter weekend, compared to 21 fatalities recorded in the same period last year.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Deputy Inspector-General of Operations, James Tjivikua revealed the positive news at a media briefing on Wednesday.
The Easter weekend, which includes public holidays in Namibia, was from Friday to Monday.
Tjivikua said law enforcement officials have played a vital role in reducing accidents and fatalities during that period this year, by setting up road blocks around the country and constantly patrolling the roads.
He noted injuries also decreased, saying 64 accidents were recorded whereby 121 people were injured over the 2016 Easter weekend.
“This is two accidents less compared to 66 accidents reported last year whereby 113 injuries were recorded.”
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Namibia is ranked first in the world in terms of the number of road deaths per 100 000 residents.