22 road deaths in a week

30 August 2019 | Accidents

The deaths of six more people in an accident on Wednesday raised the death toll on Namibia's roads to 22 within a week.

The latest accident occurred on the B2 road about 50 km from Usakos on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the police the driver of a green Toyota Passo sedan, travelling from Usakos to Aranos, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a truck. The truck belonging to Snyman Transport was travelling from Arandis. The sedan was carrying six passengers - four women and two children. The driver was the only man in the car. Six occupants, including the driver and both children, died at the scene of the crash. The only survivor from the sedan was identified as Rosalia Mwedihanga, who was admitted to the Swakopmund state hospital with serious injuries. The truck driver was travelling alone and did not sustain serious injury.

Over the Heroes' Day long weekend at least 16 people were killed in accidents, including two toddlers and two teenagers who died in a bus crash near Mariental on Saturday.

Last Thursday two people were killed when a bakkie carrying seven people overturned about 20 km from Bethanie. In another accident on Thursday, two women died when a VW Combi overturned about 7 km from Otavi. Also on Thursday, a woman was killed and four others were injured when a car overturned about 120 km from Keetmanshoop. In yet another accident on Thursday, a pedestrian and her baby were hit by a car while crossing the road at Kahenge. The woman, who was carrying her baby on her back, died at the scene.





Her eight-month-old baby died at Nankudu Hospital. Another woman died after being hit by a car on the main road between Ondangwa and Ongwediva on Saturday. A bakkie that overturned near Swakopmund on Saturday claimed the lives of two passengers.

Also on Saturday, tragedy struck when a tour bus carrying 65 pupils of a Windhoek private school left the road and overturned between Kalkrand and Mariental. Two children were killed and many others injured. At Eenhana, a passenger was killed when a car left the road and crashed into a tree on Saturday. On Sunday a three-year-old child was run over by a trailer at a house north of Oshivelo.

ELLANIE SMIT

Similar News

 

72% of road fatalities are men

1 day - 30 September 2020 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe adverse effects of motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities on families cannot be understated, says the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund.Namibia records an...

Lockdowns knock MVA Fund

2 days ago - 29 September 2020 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has seen a decline of about N$60 million in its fuel levy income during the first five months...

Head-on collision claims four lives

1 week ago - 18 September 2020 | Accidents

ELIZABETH JOSEPHKEETMANSHOOPA car accident 15 km from Koës killed four people at around noon on Wednesday.It is alleged that two vehicles, one belonging to NamPower...

Three men attacked by leopard

2 weeks ago - 16 September 2020 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThree men were attacked and seriously injured by a leopard at #Goabeb near Usakos on Monday afternoon.The environment ministry is tracking down the leopard,...

Taxi passenger dies in crash

2 weeks ago - 15 September 2020 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA 24-year-old man died in an accident in Windhoek on Friday afternoon after the taxi he was travelling in collided with another car....

Notorious Walvis-Swakop road claims another life

1 month - 28 August 2020 | Accidents

LEANDREA LOUW WALVIS BAY The coastal community is once again reeling after a well-known businessman died in a vehicle accident on...

Car crashes decline by 26%

1 month - 24 August 2020 | Accidents

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKAmid the Covid-19 pandemic Namibia's road accidents, injuries and deaths have dropped dramatically compared to the same period over the two previous years.Both the...

Woman loses hand at Tunacor factory

1 month - 20 August 2020 | Accidents

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYA worker of Tunacor Fisheries lost her hand in an accident at its factory on 7 August.This was confirmed by chief executive officer...

Highway collision proves fatal

1 month - 20 August 2020 | Accidents

ADOLF KAUREWALVIS BAYA 52-year-old man died in a car accident on the B2 highway after a white Mercedes-Benz collided with the Erongo regional governor's official...

Public warned of potential Twaloloka scams

2 months ago - 29 July 2020 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe police have warned the public about possible scams involving the Twaloloka informal settlement in Walvis Bay that was shattered by a massive blaze...

Latest News

Quota auction disaster

16 hours ago | Fishing

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKA series of schoolboy errors has led to a massive failure of the government’s recent fish quota auction, which netted the state a paltry...

Uutoni has final say on...

16 hours ago | Government

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUUrban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni will have the last say as to whether 83.1738 hectares of land at Divundu in the Kavango...

Govt spends N$2.3bn to buy...

16 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe government has spent N$2.3 billion on the acquisition of 558 farms measuring 3.4 million hectares to resettle landless Namibians to date.The government started...

Nam tourism sector observes world...

16 hours ago | Business

By Ndalimpinga IitaTourism enterprises and operators in Namibia organized excursions to mark the World Tourism Day.At a popular heritage site in the Namibian capital Windhoek,...

Youth must stand up and...

16 hours ago | Opinion

Young Namibians have historically been the torchbearers of every revolution we have come to experience.In fact, that’s the story everywhere in Africa. Nelson Mandela, Yoweri...

Snared Etosha elephant calf rescued

16 hours ago | Environment

FRANCOISE STEYNBERGWINDHOEKAn elephant calf that was spotted near Namutoni in the Etosha National Park with a wire snare cutting deep into the flesh of its...

Nam upper middle-income classification misleading

16 hours ago | Economics

Namibia has a small population and is endowed with natural resources however, the country faces ongoing impediments to realising its developmental aspirations, said president Hage...

Six arrested for wildlife crimes

16 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSix suspects have been arrested in connection with wildlife crimes and two new cases were registered last week.Three of the suspects were arrested for...

Swapo processes under fire

16 hours ago | Politics

OTIS FINCKWALVIS BAYAccording to an aggrieved group, Swapo leaders assigned to the Erongo Region baffled members in the districts by pushing through disputed candidate nominations...

Load More