Accident claims two lives in Epupa

21 Dec 2016 12:10pm
OPUWO, 21 DEC (NAMPA) – A one-year-old girl and a 33-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned between Epupa and the Nungurura Border Post.
Namibian Police (NamPol) Acting Crime Investigation Coordinator, Detective Chief Inspector Paavo Iiyambo confirmed the incident to Nampa Wednesday.
Their identities are yet to be revealed.
Iiyambo said the brakes of the vehicle failed while it was going downhill, causing the driver to lose control over it.
The Toyota Land Cruiser had 21 people on board when the accident happened.
Three injured passengers were rushed to the Oshakati State Hospital, while the rest are receiving treatment at the Opuwo State Hospital.
Three other people have died in vehicle accidents in Kunene since the start of the festive season.