Six people die on Namibain roads over the weekend

31 Jul 2016 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 31 JUL (NAMPA) – Six people died on Namibian roads over the weekend.
One of the incidents involved an employee of Namibian Police Force (NamPol), who died on the spot when the driver of the vehicle he was travelling in lost control and the vehicle overturned on the Komsberg-Ariamsvlei gravel road in the //Kharas Region on Sunday.
The incident took place at about 12h00, said NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus during the weekly media briefing here on Sunday.
The driver of the NamPol vehicle sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Karasburg State Hospital.
There were only two occupants in the vehicle.
The deceased’s name is withheld until his family members are informed.
In the Kunene Region, 63-year-old Isack Gaseb died after he was run over while trying to stop someone from driving away with his vehicle.
The incident took place on the Broem Host gravel road in the Khorixas area on Saturday at about 07h15.
The 18-year-old driver drove for about 14 kilometres (km) from the scene, stopped and abandoned the vehicle with two passengers inside, and started walking to Khorixas town.
The suspect was arrested and is due to appear in the Khorixas Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In another culpable homicide case, 64-year-old Rosalia Garises was hit by a vehicle while crossing a street in the Havana location in the Khomas Region and died shortly upon arrival at the Katutura State Hospital.
In a similar incident, 26-year-old Ndumba Jona Sikondo was run over while crossing the Western Bypass and died on the spot on Saturday at about 20h20.
Two more people died in the capital on Saturday at about 01h30 when three vehicles collided along Auas Road - two were travelling in the same direction and one in the opposite direction.
The deceased were identified as Damian Maurico Payne, 22, and Liam Ashley September, 21.
Their next of kin are informed and police investigations continue.