Two people survive accident outside Otjiwarongo

01 Jan 2018 16:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 01 JAN (NAMPA) - A 59-year-old man and his passenger had a lucky escape on Monday when their vehicle started burning after it left the road due to a tyre burst near Otjiwarongo.
Stanislaus Nawaseb and his 35-year-old female passenger were on their way to Tsumeb when the Mercedes Benz’s left front tyre burst.
Nawaseb told Nampa at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital, where he was taken shortly after the accident, they were were lucky to survive.
“The car did not overturn because I managed to hold it tight until it came to a halt some 230 metres off the road,” he said.
Nawseb said they managed to remove only a few items from the vehicle, which was completely destroyed by the fire.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha said the accident occurred some 32 kilometres north of Otjiwarongo at around 12h30.
“The two victims escaped with minor injuries and were taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital for medical attention,” she said.
Mbeha called on motorists to drive carefully.