02 Sep 2019 17:21pm
OTJIWARONGO, 02 AUG (NAMPA) The police in the Otjozondjupa Region have released the names of the six people who died on Friday when a station wagon they were travelling in, overturned several times on the Outjo-Kamanjab road.
The Namibian Police Forces spokesperson in the region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, in an interview with Nampa on Monday said the deceased include 70-year-old Ipinge Shaduka, Moreen Taurus, 40, and Justine Jaunda, 32.
The 10-year-old Joseph Kaluwashi, Ben Kaluwashi, five, and one-year-old Ndangi Jaunda also died in the accident.
The deceased were identified over the weekend by their relatives, said Mbeha.
The police officer said 14 people, including the 49-year-old driver, were in the vehicle at the time of the accident and were traveling from Outjo to Opuwo in the Kunene Region.
Approximately 80 kilometres west of Outjo, it is alleged their vehicles left rear tyre burst, causing the driver to lose control over it and it overturned several times, Mbeha said.
The accident occurred around 16h00.
Mbeha said the two minor children died on the spot, while the remaining accident victims died at the Outjo State Hospital.
Eight injured people, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and were taken for medical treatment at the Outjo State Hospital. Three of the injured persons were later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital Friday night.
A culpable homicide docket was opened against the driver at Outjo Police Station.
Police investigations continue.