01 Apr 2019 12:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 01 APR (NAMPA) - Two people died instantly Sunday night when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on the Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday the 50-year-old driver lost control over the Toyota Hilux, causing it to overturn.
They were driving towards Okahandja when the accident occurred around 19h30.
A total of six occupants were in the vehicle and approximately 30 kilometres north of Okahandja, their vehicle overturned, she said.
The driver and a two-year-old boy died on the spot.
Mbeha said a 26-year-old woman and 28-year-old man sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital shortly after the accident.
Two other occupants - a 34-year-old woman and man aged 25 survived the accident with slight injuries.
Mbeha also said the two men who died in an accident on the Grootfontein-Coblenz road Friday were identified as Hosea Uariuani, 38, and Lukas Petrus Shikongo, 21.
The accident occurred around 09h00 some 15 kilometres south of Grootfontein when the 24-year-old unlicensed driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle, causing it to overturn.
There were 10 people in the vehicle, which was headed in the direction of Grootfontein.
An eight-month-old baby boy and two men sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Grootfontein State Hospital.
Five other occupants - two women and three men - survived with slight injuries.
According to Mbeha, charges of culpable homicide and operating a vehicle without a valid drivers licence are expected to be instituted again the driver during the week.
Police investigations in both matters continue.