Tourist dies in bus crash

09 September 2019 | Accidents

The Kavango East police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, after a German national died on Saturday when the bus she was travelling in was involved in an accident.

According to Kavango East crime coordinator, Bonifatius Kanyetu, the accident happened at around 09:30 at Shinyungwe village in the Ndiyona constituency.

Kanyetu said the tour bus, which was carrying 15 passengers, 14 of whom were German nationals, was travelling east, while the black Honda SUV, in which two Zimbabwean nationals were travelling, was driving in the opposite direction.

Kanyetu explained the accident occurred after the SUV bumped into the right side of the bus, which resulted in both vehicles overturning, leading to the death of the German tourist, who died on the spot.

The victim's identity is known to Namibian Sun, but cannot be publicised, as her next of kin have not been informed.

While the other bus passengers, mostly pensioners, sustained light to serious injuries, 74-year-old Inge Reimann lost an arm.

The driver of the sedan, Daves Nzenga (60), was seriously injured, while his passenger Ronald Cheka (41) was slightly injured.

All the injured were rushed to the Nyangana Catholic hospital.

No arrests have been made and police investigations continue.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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