Police officers who died in car crash named
02 Jan 2019 08:50am
RUNDU, 02 JAN (NAMPA) The names of two police officers who died in a head-on collision on the Rundu-Katima Mulilo highway last Friday, have been released.
The deceased have been identified as 50-year-old Tjilombo Petrus Mandju and 40-year-old Muduva Maria Eleoteria Mayinga.
Both were Special Field Force members stationed at Kashipe Border Post in the Ndiyona Constituency of the Kavango East Region.
The two police officers died at Ngarama Teya village in Kavango East, when their police vehicle collided head-on with a truck.
The regions Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa that the car in which the two police officers died had seven occupants.
Three police officers and two inmates had to be rushed to the Rundu State Hospital, where all five are in a critical condition, he said
According to Kanyetu, the truck was attempting to overtake a car when it collided head-on with the oncoming police vehicle, which was transporting two inmates from Ndiyona Police Station.
The driver of the truck, who is a Zambian national, escaped unhurt, he said.