Arandis accident victims identified
29 Aug 2019 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 29 AUG (NAMPA) The six people who died instantly on Wednesday after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a heavy transport truck about 50 kilometres from Usakos towards Arandis, have been identified.
A media statement issued by the Namibian Police Force in the Erongo Region on Thursday said the deceased were identified by their close relatives as Meriam Shehama, 53, her 30-year-old daughter, Sylvia Gideon and grandchildren Emily Shikongo, 8, and 16-month-old Anneli Mbinda who were daughters of Gideon.
The two other deceased were identified as the driver Gonzales Hoabeb, 20, and 30-year-old Ilanza Kongoro.
The statement noted that Hoabeb, who was driving the sedan towards Arandis, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the oncoming truck.
It noted that the sedan was carrying seven passengers and the surviving traveller, 32-year-old Rosalia Mwedihanga was admitted to the Swakopmund State Hospital on Wednesday in a serious but stable condition.
The truck driver was alone and sustained no injuries from the accident impact.
The bodies of the deceased persons were transported to the Walvis Bay Police mortuary for post-mortems, the police said.