Four people die on Otjiwarongo-Otavi road

28 Jul 2017 08:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 28 JUL (NAMPA) - Four people died instantly in the early hours of Friday after a sedan they were travelling in collided head-on with a Scania truck on the Otjiwarongo-Otavi road.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha described the accident as horrific.
“Four people in the sedan whose names and ages we are trying to establish, died on the spot, including the driver,” Mbeha told Nampa on Friday.
She said the accident occurred at approximately 01h15, some 60 kilometres north of Otjiwarongo.
It is alleged one of the two vehicles was overtaking, causing the accident.
Mbeha said the sedan was traveling from the direction of Otjiwarongo to Otavi, while the truck with two trailers full of cattle was driving in the opposite direction.
The truck driver survived the accident with a minor injury.
The cattle were scattered all over the accident scene.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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