Father and daughter die in collision

30 Sep 2017 16:30pm
OSHAKATI, 30 SEP (NAMPA) – Three people, including a father and daughter, died after two vehicles were in collision at the Omungwelume/Ongenga junction in the Ohangwena Region on Friday.
The incident occurred at about 11h40, according to the region’s Police spokesperson, Kaume Iitumba.
Iitumba told Nampa on Saturday that a truck carrying 19 learners from the Eengedjo Secondary School at Omungwelume, allegedly collided with a sedan at a T-junction.
According to Iitumba, the deceased were the 50-year-old truck driver identified as Moses Shipopyeni and his Grade 12 daughter, Linda Shipopyeni and another Grade 12 learner who still remains unidentified.
The next of kin were informed.
Iitumba added that 17 learners sustained injuries and were taken to the Ongenga State Hospital.
“The driver of the BMW is injured but [is] also stable in the same hospital,” he added.
In an unrelated matter, three people died on the Tsumeb/Oshivelo road on Friday, after a tyre of the vehicle they were travelling in burst.
A daily crime report issued by the Oshikoto Region Crime Investigations Coordinator Deputy Commissioner, Naomi Katjua confirmed the incident.
It is alleged that the driver of a sedan, who was travelling from Okalongo to Windhoek, lost control of the vehicle when the left rear tyre burst. The vehicle left the road and overturned.
There were five occupants in the car, including the driver who died on the spot.
The deceased, whose next of kin were informed, were identified as 42-year-old Ndineko Matheus who was a Police Inspector in the Windhoek Reserve Force and 33-year-old Deacon Tjirambera Mingeri from Iishanaputa village in Omusati Region.
The third victim was a driver who has not been identified yet.
The two survivors who sustained multiple injuries, have been admitted to the Lombard State Hospital in Tsumeb.
(NAMPA)
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