Two die in accident near Nkurenkuru

09 Jan 2019 18:00pm
RUNDU, 09 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango West Region are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a motor vehicle accident claimed two lives at Siyena village near Nkurenkuru on Tuesday evening.

NamPol’s Kavango West Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner, Rudolf Mbumba said in a police report on Wednesday that the accident happened at around 23h38 about nine kilometres east of Nkurenkuru.

Mbumba said the driver of an orange SUV, who was driving from Nkurenkuru to Rundu, bumped a calf that was in the middle of the road and rammed into a sedan from behind, causing the deaths of the sedan’s driver and passenger.

It is alleged that the driver of the SUV, who was under the influence of alcohol, lost control of the vehicle and it overturned while the sedan only veered off the road.

Mbumba added that the driver of the SUV escaped the accident unharmed while his sole passenger escaped the accident with minor injuries.

The deceased have been identified but their names could not be made public as their next of kin are yet to be informed of their deaths.