Church service held for former head of Ongha Health Centre who died in Otavi-Tsumeb crash

25 Mar 2019 12:20pm
OHADIWA, 25 MAR (NAMPA) – Hundreds of mourners gathered for a church service at Ohadiwa yaKapombo village in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday in honour of retired nurse Loide Namhindo, who died in an accident on the Otavi-Tsumeb road.
Namhindo, 71, formerly served in the Ministry of Health and Social Services and was in charge of the Ongha Health Centre.
She is one of 13 passengers who died when two minibuses collided head-on, on the B1 road near Otavi on 17 March.
The two vehicles burst into flames due to the severe impact. More than 20 people sustained slight to serious injuries in the accident.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) Reverend Paulus Heita conducted the church ceremony, while retired education inspector, Matheus Nhinda, presided over the event.
Mourners have been gathering at Namhindo's homestead at the village in the Endola Constituency since the accident.
They were however on Saturday informed that the mourning will be halted until the DNA analysis to identify the remains of the deceased, has been finalised.
Namhindo is survived by her husband, Eliphas Namhindo, seven children and a sister.