Road accidents claim four lives in the Ohangwena Region

29 Jan 2014 15:00pm
EENHANA, 29 JAN (NAMPA) – Four people died and several were injured in three separate road accidents in the Ohangwena Region between 17 and 26 January.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Ohangwena Region, Sergeant Kaume Iitumba told Nampa on Tuesday the worst accident occurred near Okatope village on the Onhuno-Okatope main road on 17 January.
In the accident, three people travelling in a taxi lost their lives.
The taxi collided head-on with an Angolan-registered vehicle at around 23h26.
Shitenga Lisias, 32, died on the spot, while the 32-year-old Paavo Hangula and Tangeni-Omwene Hangula, 29, died in hospital at Engela and Oshakati due to severe injuries.
The 35-year-old driver of the other vehicle sustained slight injuries and is now being held in the holding cells at Ohangwena on a charge of culpable homicide.
An accident took place on the Onandjokwe-Eenhana gravel road when the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn.
All five occupants of the vehicle were treated for minor injuries at Eenhana, and have already been released.
The most recent accident claimed a 43-year-old man’s life in the Ohangwena Region on Sunday. It occurred near Elunda Londjaba on the Okongo-Eenhana main road.
Iitumba noted that a Nissan 1400 pick-up collided head-on with a Mazda pick-up at around 16h45. The Nissan’s driver, Petrus Kaandangala Nghifikwa, died on the spot.
According to the police, the Mazda pick-up had four occupants. Only the driver suffered serious injuries, while the rest sustained minor injuries.
Iitumba appealed to motorists to exercise caution at all times so that accidents can be avoided on public roads in the region.