Ten die on Namibian roads this Easter

17 Apr 2017 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) – Ten people died on Namibian roads thus far this Easter weekend.
NamPol Head of Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said in a media statement issued here Monday that Aneli-rejoice Namakumbu, 8, was hit and killed by pick-up vehicle at the Okatope village while crossing the road on her way to school.
The accident happened on Thursday at about 14h00 on the Ondangwa-Omuthiya main road at the Okatope village, about 35 kilometres from Ondangwa.
The 45-year-old driver was not arrested and police investigations continue.
On the same day, three people died instantly on the Ondangwa-Omuthiya road, some 25km to Omuthiya, after the vehicles they were travelling in collided and overturned at about 18h00.
It is alleged that the driver of a pick-up, travelling from Ondangwa to Omuthiya, attempted to avoid hitting a cow that was standing in the road, causing his vehicle to collide head-on with an oncoming minibus carrying 20 passengers.
The driver of the pick-up, Tangeni Fillemon, 48, and two passengers: 45-year-old Victoria Iishuna and Magnaem Ishuna (3 years old) died instantly.
Three other passengers sustained serious to slight injuries and are being treated at the Onandjokwe State Hospital.
On the same day, an unknown adult male was killed in a hit-and-run accident at around 14h00 on the Ngoma road near Musanga village in the Zambezi Region.
The police are requesting the driver to surrender him/herself to the police, or anyone with information is requested to contact the Katima Mulilo Police Station.
In another incident, a man died instantly and another sustained serious injuries on Saturday when the vehicle they were traveling in overturned at about 07h00 at Farm Wildacker, 150km to Grootfontein.
He was travelling in a pick-up when the driver lost control over the vehicle, causing it to overturn.
The deceased was identified as Nel van Greunen, 31.
In an unrelated incident, 41-year-old Loretha Louw died on the spot on Saturday at about 23h00 when two double-cab pick-ups collided at the intersection of Nangolo Mbumba Drive and 5th Road in Walvis Bay.
Louw died on the spot. Both drivers sustained serious injuries and were admitted at the Welwitschia Hospital.
In yet another road crash, Salom Antonio, 32, died at about 23h00 on Sunday at the Swakopmund State Hospital following an accident in which he lost control of the sedan he was driving between 15h00 and 16h00 on C34 gravel road, about 40km from Henties Bay to Cape Cross.
The deceased was with five other people. They sustained serious to slight injuries. One was rushed to the Windhoek State Hospital.
On Saturday, Alwyn van der Merwe, 57, died instantly after he lost control over his vehicle and collided into a bridge on the B1 road, some 5km before Rehoboth at about 07h00.
He was alone in his pick-up.
Mpasi Monica Musova, 21, died instantly after she was hit by a Range Rover on the Rundu main road, some 70km east of Mururani at the Makena village, on Monday at about 10h44 .
The next of kin of deceased were informed and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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