Deceased in Otjiwarongo collision identified

05 Sep 2016 15:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 05 SEP (NAMPA) – The three people who died in an accident outside Otjiwarongo on Saturday, have been identified.
Jona Mikka, 39; Lukas Ndinoitisange Hiskia, 42; and the 35-year-old Collin Kamuhanga died when a minibus and delivery truck were involved in a head-on collision in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha said earlier on Saturday the truck was coming from the direction of Otjiwarongo towards Okahandja, while the Iveco bus was headed the opposite direction.
Both vehicles caught fire.
Mbeha on Monday said Hiskia and Mikka, who were in the minibus, were burned beyond recognition.
Kamuhanga, who was a passenger in the truck, was pulled out of the burning truck by the 34-year-old driver, who also survived the accident.
“He was positively identified by his relatives,” she said.
Mbeha said both Mikka and Hiskia were identified by family members.
So far, 11 people who were involved in the accident and sustained injuries have been discharged from the Otjiwarongo State Hospital.
Mbeha said only a 37-year-old man, who was transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in critical condition, is still receiving medical attention.
A total of 15 people aged between four and 53 years, including the drivers of both vehicles, were involved in the accident.
Police investigations in the matter continue.