More than 50 survive accident near Otjiwarongo

05 Jan 2019 13:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 05 JAN (NAMPA) - Three vehicles, including a bus, were involved in an accident on the Otjiwarongo-Okahandja Friday night.
More than 50 people survived the accident which occurred around 20h37 some 25 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo, Inspector Lucia Kahuure of the Namibian Police Force told Nampa on Saturday.
Kahuure said a 65-seater bus with 52 occupants, including the 36-year-old driver, drove into a Tata pick-up suspected to have been stationary on the road.
The bus, driving from the direction of Otjiwarongo toward Okahandja, forced the pick-up from the left into the right lane, into an oncoming BMW sedan.
The sedan had five occupants, including the 26-year-old driver.
“There was no-one in the Tata when we arrived on the accident scene. It seems the occupants fled the scene,” said Kahuure.
A nine-year-old boy who was travelling in the BMW sustained serious internal injuries and was transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital Friday night.
Cases of reckless and negligent driving have been opened against the drivers.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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