Geingob sympathises with relatives of Otavi accident victims
18 Mar 2019 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 18 MAR (NAMPA) President Hage Geingob has extended his condolences to the families and friends of the 13 people who died in an accident on the Otavi-Tsumeb road on Sunday.
They died instantly when the minibuses they were travelling in collided head-on five kilometres north of Otavi.
Both vehicle burst into flames and the eight women and five men were burnt beyond recognition.
In a media statement issued Monday, Geingob appealed for a proper investigation to be carried out into accident.
Our roads have become unwarranted killing fields and I appeal to law enforcement agencies to patrol our roads and enforce speed limits, the statement reads.
The president further urged drivers to drive safely, respect rules and adhere to speed limits in order to avoid fatalities.
Innocent passengers should not lose their lives due to negligent drivers, Geingob said.
Around 20 other people sustained slight to serious injuries and were taken to various hospitals in Tsumeb, Otavi and Otjiwarongo shortly after the accident.