Victims of Otjiwarongo-Okahandja collision identified

21 May 2019 13:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 21 MAY (NAMPA) - The six people who died in a head-on collision on the Otjiwarongo-Okahandja road on Sunday, have been identified.
The sedan they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck just before 14h00.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Tuesday told Nampa the deceased included five-year-old Frieda Naango Emvula; a niece of the 39-year-old driver Samson Senale Amadhila; his 20-year-old cousin Sakeus Natangwe Kapadhi and their uncle Johannes Natangwe Iyambo, who was 55.
The 54-year-old Fillemon Shivute Nghiningwalayi, who was a soldier at the Luiperdsvallei Military Base outside Windhoek, and 56-year-old Kanime Gotrieb were also identified on Monday and Tuesday respectively by relatives.
The accident occurred approximately 70 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo on a curve.
“They died on the spot due to the severe impact of the accident,” NamPol’s Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Otjozondjupa, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas said.
The police officer said the sedan was driving from the direction of Otjiwarongo, while the truck was headed in the opposite direction.
The 37-year-old truck driver, who was alone, escaped the accident unhurt. Police investigations into the cause of the accident continue.
Andreas cautioned motorists on the B1 road to adhere to traffic rules and regulations and to be vigilant at all times in order to save lives.