Two teenagers die in accident on Keetmanshoop-Berseba road

19 Aug 2018 11:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 19 AUG (NAMPA) – Two teenagers died in a car accident on the Keetmanshoop-Berseba gravel road on Saturday.
Eight others were injured in the incident that occurred around 14h30, 30 kilometres outside Keetmanshoop, the Namibian Police Force’s crime investigations coordinator for //Kharas, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as 16-year-old Laurentius Fredericks, who was the driver, and Geraldo Plaatjie, 15.
Mubebo said Fredericks lost control over the vehicle and it overturned.
“The driver did not have a licence,” he said.
Godfried Bock and Jayden Esterhuizen, both 15; Rezenzo Bock, Sylvanus Jossob, Franklin Esterhuizen and Lloyd Jacobs, all aged 16; and 17-year-old Innacios Jacobs and Berend van Staden were injured and taken to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
The next of kin of the deceased have been informed and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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