Vehicle collision claims 8 lives outside Otjiwarongo

10 Aug 2018 18:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 10 AUG (NAMPA) - Eight people died on Friday afternoon after a collision involving a sedan and pick-up vehicle on the B1 road between Otjiwarongo and Otavi.
The bodies of the five adults and three minors were all burnt beyond recognition after both vehicles burst into flames.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa that the accident occurred shortly before 15h00, about five kilometres north of Otjiwarongo.
The sedan was coming from the direction of Otjiwarongo, while the pick-up was driving from Otavi.
A South African couple in the pickup survived the accident with serious injuries. The 63-year-old man was transported to the capital for further medical attention, while his 62-year-old wife was admitted to a private hospital in Otjiwarongo.
The eight bodies were transported to Windhoek for forensic examinations.
Mbeha added that the police were still busy trying to establish the cause of the accident.
NamPol investigations continue.