11 Sep 2016 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 11 SEP (NAMPA) - About 12 people escaped unscratched after the minibus they were traveling in caught fire on the Ondangwa-Omuthiya road on Thursday.
The minibus caught fire while in motion at the Onyanya village in the Oshikoto Region en-route to Windhoek.
Namibian Police Spokesperson Slogan Matheus said during a media briefing here Sunday the driver said he immediately stopped the bus when he noticed smoke coming from the engine and assisted all passengers to disembark the vehicle.
The bus burnt to ashes. No one was injured.
In a separate incident, one person died and three people sustained minor injuries after the driver lost control of the vehicle in which they were travelling and it overturned on the Trans-Caprivi Highway in the Sun City location of Rundu, Kavango East Region on Saturday at about 16h00.
The deceased was the driver, identified as Andrew Jacob Siwombe, 32.
The three injured people were admitted to the Rundu State Hospital.
The next of kin of the deceased were informed and Police investigations in the matter continue.
On the same day, two people died instantly after the driver lost control of the sedan in which they were travelling and it overturned on the Trans Caprivi Highway at the Mashare Village in Kavango East.
One other passenger was rushed to the Rundu State Hospital with multiple injuries.
The deceased were identified as Nauyoma Poroto Simon, 25; and Ekandjo Sigberth Imbili, 27.
Their next of kin are informed and Police investigations into the matter continue.
On Friday, three people were injured when the sedan they were travelling in overturned on the Rehoboth-Windhoek road in the Hardap Region.
They were admitted to the Rehoboth State Hospital in a stable but serious condition.
NamPol has since opened a case of reckless and/or negligent driving against the driver. Police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, a white sedan overturned on the Kries gravel road of Gibeon in the Hardap Region on Saturday at about 07h00.
Two people sustained serious injuries, including the driver, and were admitted to the Mariental State Hospital.
Preliminary police investigations at the scene indicate the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Cases of reckless and/or negligent driving; and driving under the influence of alcohol were opened against him.