Newspaper distribution vehicle overturns outside Otavi

02 Sep 2019 17:21pm
OTJIWARONGO, 02 SEP (NAMPA) – Five people aged between 12 and 42 years survived an accident on Monday when the minibus vehicle they were travelling in rolled several times on the B1 road outside Otavi.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday the accident occurred some 36 kilometres south of Otavi around 12h09 and involved a minibus used to distribute newspapers for local English daily, New Era.
The minibus was headed from Otavi towards Otjiwarongo when the driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle after its left front tyre burst.
The 42-year-old driver sustained serious injuries, while four other occupants aged 12, 27, 39 and 27 years sustained slight to serious injuries.
The injured persons and the driver were treated at the Otavi State Clinic.
A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened at the Otavi Police Station.
Police investigations continue.