Road crashes kill three

13 Aug 2016 10:30am
OMAALALA, 13 AUG (NAMPA) – A 31-year-old man died on the spot after the vehicle he was driving crashed head-on with a truck at the Omaalala village in the Oshana Region on Friday.
A passenger of the sedan also died a few hours later in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
Warrant Officer Thomas Aiyambo of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Unit in the region said the accident occurred at about 07h45 on the Ongwediva-Ondangwa main road.
He said the deceased, identified as Tobias Sakaria from Omaalala village, was driving from Ongwediva, while the truck, driven by 42-year-old Werner Jeremia from Engela village in the Ohangwena Region, was travelling in the opposite direction.
Jeremia, who was alone in his truck, survived with minor injuries.
A passenger from Sakaria’s car, identified as Kalola Thomas, 34, from Olwani village in the Omusati Region died in the Casualty Ward of that hospital at about 09h00.
Joyce Nepembe, 26; Antonius Chinanga, 44; and 51-year-old Nampweya Johannes, who were also passengers in the sedan, survived the accident and were admitted to the same hospital.
Aiyambo said Johannes is complaining of chest pain and Nepembe and Chinenga have sustained fractured limbs.
In a separate accident, a baby (age unknown) died when the car in which they were travelling overturned near the Iindangungu village on the Ondangwa-Oshikango main road on Thursday.
The driver of the sedan lost control over the vehicle, which then left the road and overturned.
The driver and baby’s mother were rushed to the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital.
The next of kin of all deceased have already been informed.