Road Accident Claims a Life

A LUumlDERITZ resident died instantly after the GWM bakkie he was driving overturned on the B1 road between Karasburg and Grunau about three kilometres outside Karasburg on Saturday afternoon.

Karas police detective inspector Ndati Pekaha identified the deceased as Norbert Shanika.

Pekaha said two passengers Harold Malo (46) and James Olman (27), who were also in the vehicle were admitted to the Karasburg State Hospital with various degrees of injuries.

Pekaha said Malo sustained a fractured hip but described his medical condition as stable and that Olman, who sustained slight injuries, was discharged from hospital yesterday morning. Pekaha said it is suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle after the rear left tyre had burst and it overturned.

“At the accident scene police found a firearm and bottle of whisky,” said Pekaha, adding that the firearm lawfully belongs to the deceased and is being kept at the Karasburg police station.

Source : The Namibian