Four perish in car accident near Grunau

24 Dec 2013 12:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 DEC (NAMPA) - Four people died in a car accident on the B1 road near Grunau village in the //Karas Region Friday evening.
The deceased are seven-year-old Patrick Christian, driver Stephan George Jacobs, 49, Iris Hartbees, 23, and her baby of less than one year.
There were seven passengers in the car at the time of the accident; three of them survived with multiple injuries and are now receiving medical attention at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
Chief Inspector Bennie Groenewald of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Keetmanshoop told Nampa on Tuesday that the driver lost control of the sedan vehicle, causing it to overturn.
Groenewald said the accident took place between 18h00 and 19h00, some 30 kilometres from Grunau on the road to Keetmanshoop.
“The survivors are in a stable condition and the next-of-kin of the deceased have been informed,” said the police chief.
Moving on to another case, Groenewald also reported that 21-year-old Riaan Markus died Friday evening from a stab wound which was inflicted on his neck with a sharp object.
The stabbing took place near the CTM Building in Keetmanshoop at around 18h00.
“The deceased and a 19-year-old suspect were apparently arguing over something and they started fighting, resulting in the stabbing and death of Markus. He died on the spot,” Groenewald explained.
Police said the 19-year-old suspect in this murder case was arrested and is expected to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court Tuesday afternoon.