Five survive gravel road accident in Oshikoto

23 Aug 2017 19:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 23 AUG (NAMPA) - Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Onayena in the Oshikoto Region registered a case of reckless and negligent driving after a driver allegedly overturned his vehicle on the Olukonda-Oshipala gravel road on Wednesday.
Coordinator of the NamPol crime investigations in the region, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua in a report on Wednesday said the driver was travelling with four passengers from Oshipala to Onethindi near Ondangwa when he allegedly lost control over his vehicle and it overturned at 08h25.
Katjiua identified the driver as Apini Nangombe (age unknown) and the passengers as David Sheya, Kaalina Ngombe, Laina Shigwedha and Wilpard Sheya.
Nangombe and his passengers, Katjiua said, were all admitted to Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital with multiple injuries.
Katjiua, however, indicated that they are in a stable condition adding that they all come from Oshinkumbwe village.
Police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, Oshikoto NamPol is to conduct an inquest into the death of a young Angolan who allegedly committed suicide at about 07h00 at Onanguwo village in the Omuthiya area also on the same day.
“It is alleged that the deceased was found by his employer hanging under a tree in the mahangu field,” said the Oshikoto NamPol crime investigating coordinator.
The deceased was a domestic worker and he allegedly hanged himself with shoe laces. It remains unknown why he decided to take his own life, as no suicide note was found on the scene.
The identity of the 23-year-old Angolan is being withheld as his next of kin are yet to be informed about his death.