Seven people die in head-on collision outside Okahandja

29 Jan 2014 14:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 29 JAN (NAMPA) - Seven people died instantly when a bus collided head-on with a truck on the B1 road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo on Tuesday night.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb told Nampa on Wednesday the accident occurred some 25 kilometres outside Okahandja on the way to Otjiwarongo.
“The names of the deceased cannot be released as their relatives are yet to be informed,” he said.
There were 13 passengers in the bus which was coming from the northern regions and was on its way to Oranjemund.
Four of the passengers and the driver died in the accident.
The driver of the truck and his co-driver also died on the spot, bringing the total number of lives lost to seven, Khairabeb said.
The other passengers in the bus were rushed to the Okahandja State Hospital.
Khairabeb indicated that the bus belonged to Springbok Atlas, while the truck belonged to Namibia Dairies.
“Our preliminary findings show that the bus was coming from the direction of Otjiwarongo to Okahandja, and the truck was headed in the direction of Otjiwarongo,” he said.
It has however not yet been established what the actual cause of the accident was.
Police investigations continue.