Accident claims two lives near Opuwo

22 Oct 2017 13:10pm
OPUWO, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – Two people died and nine others were injured after their pick-up overturned on their way back to Opuwo from late Kunene governor Angelika Muharukua’s funeral on Saturday.
The Toyota pick-up overturned near a T-junction some 10 kilometres outside Opuwo.
According to a police report issued by the Kunene Region’s Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Regional Commander James Nderura, the deceased are Uarotua Tjiposa, a woman of unknown age, and Ndjetee Bensen Ngahorekue Kakuva, a 40-year-old man.
Kakuva died on the spot, while Tjiposa died after being admitted to the Opuwo State Hospital.
The 54-year-old Uaripuike Tjiumbua; Tjisemo Mavekazapi, 44; and Muharukua Kavetu, 22; Tjijejako Ngorera, 25; Kevenavandu Mbaroto, 23 and Uakatumako Tjisemo, 21 were admitted to the Opuwo State Hospital.
Ngorera, Mbaroto and Tjisemo have since been released.
The report also stated that Kaningire Kavari, the driver of the vehicle; the 37-year-old Katimuene Tjiurua and Kenamundu Mbahono, 22, have been transferred to the Oshakati State Hospital.
With the festive season nearing, Nderura called on all drivers in the Kunene Region to be vigilant and not to speed as roads in the region are in bad condition.
Muharukua was buried at Ovinjange village, some 23 kilometres away from Opuwo.