Two people swept away by river

18 November 2020 | Disasters

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Police in the Kunene Region have confirmed the disappearance of two people who were trapped in a car that was swept away while crossing a river in Otuani District.

Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu said the incident happened on Sunday night.

Some occupants, including the driver, managed to get out of the vehicle, but two passengers remained trapped, he said. The search for the missing persons continues, he added.

No further details were released by the time of going to print.

“We can’t really say more about what happened as we are still waiting for our investigating unit that is out in the field. What we can confirm is that two passengers are still not found,” Kanyetu said.

Deadly water

On 31 January, four people died when an ambulance was swept away by the Oukong River, six kilometres outside Opuwo in the Kunene Region.

The ambulance driver, a newborn baby, its mother and grandmother were killed.

Six other people who were in the ambulance survived the accident with minor injuries.

Two nurses – one from Okanguati and another from Epupa – were among the survivors.

The ambulance was travelling from Epupa to Opuwo District Hospital.

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