Deceased in Tsumeb-Otavi road crash identified

Names of the four deceased people in a road accident that occurred on Saturday between Tsumeb and Otavi were on Monday released by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).

NamPol's Chief Inspector, Kauna Shikwambi in a statement issued to Nampa on Monday indicates that the deceased have been positively identified by their relatives as the 24-year-old Helen Domingo, her two children - Martha Maranada Tjapwa (one-year-old) and Linyondi Azariah Luke Linyondi, three years, and Mainjongo Mavis Handura, 23.

The police officer said the fatal accident occurred some 30 kilometres south of Tsumeb at about 16h00 on Saturday when a seven seater sedan they were traveling in collided head-on with an oncoming pickup vehicle.

A total of seven occupants including the driver were in the seven seater travelling from the direction of Tsumeb towards Otavi at the time of accident, while the pickup headed the opposite.

And due to severe impact of the collision, the 24-year-old Domingo and Handura died on the spot, while two children on the way to the Ongwediva Medipark, said Shikwambi in a statement.

Shikwambi further noted that other three occupants in the same sedan sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Ongwediva Medipark in the Oshana Region in a critical condition on that Saturday night.

A 37-year-old driver of the pickup and his two passengers also sustained slight injuries and were admitted in the Tsumeb State Hospital in a stable condition.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency