Four deceased women in Otavi road crashes identified

The four women who died last week Thursday in separate road accidents after the vehicles they were travelling in overturned on the B1 road near Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region, have been identified.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Tuesday told Nampa in an interview that the deceased have been identified by their close relatives as Selma Hanamus, 43, and Immanuel Hanamus, 18, all from Otavi.

The other two are HuldaHigoam, 21, and a 19-year-old Tania Karas both are from Mariental in the Hardap Region.

Mbeha said that the two Hanamus had died Thursday evening at about 16h30 some four-kilometres north of Otavi when a red sedan vehicle they were travelling in left the road and overturned.

She said the 32-year-old driver of the sedan had allegedly lost control over the vehicle, causing it to roll several times.

The sedan driver and his two other male passengers aged 28, and 43 years were also injured in the accident and medically treated at the Tsumeb State Hospital shortly after the accident.

The police officer said the second road accident also took place on the B1 road about eight kilometres south of Otavi the same Thursday evening at about 18h00.

It was in this second accident Higoam and Karas also lost their lives after a passenger bus they were travelling in had allegedly left the road and overturned many times, Mbeha said.

Mbeha said a total of eight people including the 39-year-old driver were in the bus, adding that it is alleged the driver had attempted to overtake another vehicle and lost control over the bus.

The driver and his other five passengers in the bus sustained injuries and were on that same Thursday evening taken to the Tsumeb State Hospital for medical attention.

Police investigations in both cases continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency