Nine perish in road accidents

04 Aug 2017 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 04 AUG (NAMPA) – Nine people died in two separate car accidents on Thursday evening.
In the first incident, a four-year-old boy and two others were instantly killed after the vehicle they were in overturned on the gravel road between Klein Aub and Maltahöhe in the Hardap Region.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga told Nampa on Friday the 43-year-old driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and overturned.
A 17-year-old woman was among the three victims.
The time of the accident is not yet known and the deceased’s next of kin have not yet been informed.
Meanwhile, six people died in a head-on collision approximately 25 kilometres from Leonardville and Dordabis.
The exact time of the accident is not yet known.
According to Ndeitunga, no further details of the accident were disclosed yet. However, it was found that the driver of one of the vehicles was not in possession of a driver’s licence.
Ndeitunga expressed concern over the attitude of some drivers which he attributed to the cause of the accidents.
He also warned the public not to steal possessions of people who die or are injured in road accidents, but to assist them instead.
“Members of the public helping themselves to the properties of injured persons should know that it is unethical and inhumane,” he said.
(NAMPA)
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