Five people die in accident near Otjiwarongo

14 Jan 2014 14:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 14 JAN (NAMPA) – A head-on collision on the B1 road between Otjiwarongo and Otavi claimed the lives of five people on Monday night.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday the accident involved a minibus and sedan.
It occurred some 25 kilometres outside Otjiwarongo at around 22h30.
“Five people died on the spot due to the heavy impact between the courier services’ minibus and a Volkswagen sedan,” Mbeha said.
The deceased are aged between six and 38 years old.
Their names could not be made public as their family members were yet to be informed of their deaths.
Mbeha said four of the deceased were travelling from Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region to Windhoek.
Four other people who were also involved in the accident escaped with serious injuries.
They were in critical condition and were transferred to the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek on Tuesday morning.
Police investigations into the matter continue.