Five die in accident on Oshakati-Omungwelume road

06 May 2017 17:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 06 MAY (NAMPA) – Five people died in a head-on collision at Oshikuyu village on the Oshakati-Omungwelume road on Friday.
Three more passengers were admitted to the Oshakati State Hospital in critical condition.
The Namibian Police Force’s spokesperson for the Omusati Region, Sergeant Anna Kunga told Nampa Saturday the accident occurred at around midnight.
Two cars - a Volkswagen Polo with two occupants and a Toyota sedan with six occupants - were involved in the accident.
The deceased included the occupants of the Polo, who were brothers, identified as the 35-year-old Amadus Thomas, who was driving, and Herman Muhongo (age unknown).
The other deceased are the 35-year-old Ruben Immanuel from the Omusati Region; Julia Amadhila, 35; and Ottilie Mumbala, 28, both from Omungwelume in the Ohangwena Region.
Their next of kin have been informed.
In the Oshikoto Region between Tsumeb and Tsintsabis, a 13-year-old boy died after the Hyundai lorry he was driving left the road and overturned Friday afternoon.
Information provided by Oshikoto Region Deputy Crime Investigations Coordinator, Chief Inspector Edna Nawa on Friday said there were two passengers in the vehicle aged 48 and 50.
Both sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Tsumeb State Hospital.
The accident occurred 45 kilometres outside Tsumeb.
The deceased has been identified as Jasper Jacobus Coetzee.
Meanwhile, at Okahenge Village also in the Oshikoto Region, the body of the 23-year-old Mateus Tuningeni Kahenge was discovered hanging from a tree on Friday.
Kahenge’s body was discovered by his nine-year-old nephew at 07h00.
No suicide note was found.
His next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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