Six die in road crashes in Ohangwena

29 Aug 2017 17:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 29 AUG (NAMPA) – Four people were killed in a road accident near Ohamatundu village on the Epembe-Oushake gravel road in the Ohangwena Region on Monday.
Confirming the accident on Tuesday, Sergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Public Relations Unit in the region said the accident took place at about 17h30.
According to Iitumba, the driver of a pick-up, in which the deceased persons and others were travelling in, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and it overturned in the process.
Eleven other occupants of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Eenhana District Hospital.
Iitumba named the deceased persons as Martha Nghinandjovo, 45, from Oshishogolo village, Felix Nghoshi, 62, from Okalupalona village, Shipalanga Shapopi (age unknown) also from Okalupalona village and seven-month-old Teofelus Hamatundu Matias.
The next of kin of the deceased persons have been informed of their death.
In another matter, a member of NamPol and his driver also died instantly on Tuesday at about 10h00 when their Toyota pick-up collided head-on with another Toyota pick-up on the Eenhana-Onandjokwe road.
Four occupants of the second vehicle sustained injuries and were rushed to the Eenhana District Hospital for medical intervention.
Iitumba said the accident happened near Omahenge village. The identities of the deceased persons could not be released as their next of kin are yet to be informed of their death.
The Ohangwena NamPol registered culpable homicide case dockets in connection with the two accidents.