Man dies after train drives into sedan

07 Aug 2016 16:40pm
AIYANDJA, 07 AUG (NAMPA) - A man died on the spot after the car he was driving was hit by a train near Aiyandja village in the Oshana Region on Saturday.
The TransNamib train was approaching Ondangwa from Oshikango when it drove into the Volkswagen Polo sedan driven by the deceased.
Inspector Slogan Matheus of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division confirmed the incident to Nampa on Sunday, adding that a culpable homicide case has been registered in connection with the incident.
It is reported that the driver of the Polo, identified as Fredrick Amoomo Matheus, was crossing the railway line at about 17h58 when his car allegedly got stuck on the rails.
The oncoming train then hit the Polo and dragged it along for a distance of some 200 metres from the point of the impact.
Mateus, 39, died on the spot. He was alone in the car. His next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Meanwhile, a 61-year-old woman from Eeshoke village in the Ohangwena Region died on 24 July when she was hit by an approaching train while crossing the railway line.
Sergeant Abner Iitumba of NamPol’s Public Relations Unit in the Ohangwena Region told this news agency on Sunday the incident took place near Omafo village - also in the Ohangwena Region.
The woman has been identified as Bissita Lialukeni Velishavo.