Four people perish in accidents outside Okahandja

24 Dec 2016 15:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 24 DEC (NAMPA) - Four people died in two separate road accidents outside Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region on Friday evening.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa duty officer, Inspector Athanasius Mogotsi on Saturday told Nampa three people died in an accident between Okahandja and Karibib on Friday after a truck and their sedan collided head-on.
“This accident occurred some 20 kilometres west of Okahandja at approximately 20h15.”
Mogosti said the truck was traveling from the direction of Karibib and towards Okahandja, while the sedan headed the opposite direction.
He said the sedan had four occupants including its 37-year-old driver.
Two passengers from the sedan (ages unknown) and the driver died on the spot.
The fourth occupant, a 25-year-old male passenger in the sedan sustained injuries, while the 59-year-old truck driver survived the accident.
The two injured persons where taken to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital where they received medical attention.
In a separate road accident on Okahandja-Erindi gravel road on Friday evening, a Nissan NP200 overturned after its 47-year-old driver, Richard Ngaringombe, allegedly lost control over it.
Three other passengers sustained injuries in the accident that occurred around 20h00.
“They were taken to the Okahandja State Hospital the same evening,” said Mogosti.
The Police officer said Ngaringombe’s next of kin have been informed of his death, while the three deceased persons in the first accident involving a truck and sedan are yet to be informed.
Two cases of culpable homicide in both incidents have been opened at the Okahandja Police Station.
Police investigations continue.