Six die in car crashes in Ohangwena

31 August 2017 | Accidents

Four people were killed in a road accident near Ohamatundu village on the Epembe-Oushake gravel road in the Ohangwena Region on Monday.

Confirming the accident on Tuesday, Sergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba said the accident took place at about 17:30.

According to Iitumba, the driver of a bakkie, in which the deceased persons and others were travelling, lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. Eleven other occupants of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Eenhana District Hospital. Iitumba named the deceased persons as Martha Nghinandjovo, 45, from Oshishogolo village, Felix Nghoshi, 62, from Okalupalona village, Shipalanga Shapopi (age unknown), also from Okalupalona village, and seven-month-old Teofelus Hamatundu Matias.

The next of kin of the deceased persons have been informed of their death.

In another accident, a police officer and his driver died instantly on Tuesday at about 10:00 when their Toyota bakkie collided head-on with another Toyota bakkie on the Eenhana-Onandjokwe road.

Four occupants of the second vehicle sustained injuries and were rushed to the Eenhana District Hospital.

Iitumba said the accident happened near Omahenge village. The names of the deceased persons could not be released as their next of kin had not been informed of their death.

NAMPA

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