Okahandja-Otjiwarongo accident claims two lives

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 driver’s licence are expected to be instituted again the driver during the week.
Police investigations in both matters continue.
(NAMPA)
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