Man dies in accident on Western Bypass

08 Dec 2013 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 DEC (NAMPA) – A 38-year-old man died after his Toyota pick-up collided head-on with a truck on the Western Bypass in the capital on Saturday.
The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday the deceased, Naftalie Kakwena, was a major in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF).
The accident occurred between the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino and the University of Namibia.
Kakwena sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Katutura State Hospital, while the two occupants of the truck escaped the accident unharmed, he noted.
The cause of the accident is still to be determined.
Kanguatjivi also reported that a group of boys broke into a security vehicle at Soweto Market in the Katutura residential area on Saturday at around 05h15. They stole two Motorola radios and then robbed a women of her handbag containing an unspecified amount of money.
When the City Police arrived at the scene they shot one of the boys in the leg and arrested another. The injured boy has been admitted to the Katutura State Hospital.
One radio was recovered from the arrested suspects, and the other suspects are on the run, Kanguatjivi said.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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