Six people die in accident on Outjo-Kamandjab road

Six people whose identities and ages are being established died on Friday afternoon when a station wagon vehicle they were travelling in overturned several times on the Outjo-Kamandjab road.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Saturday said the deceased are three males and three females.

Mbeha said a total of 14 people including a 49-year-old driver were in the vehicle at the time of accident, and were travelling from the direction of Outjo to Opuwo in the Kunene Region.

At approximately 80 kilometres west of Outjo, it is alleged the vehicle's left rear tyre burst causing the driver to loose control over the vehicle and it overturned, Mbeha said,.

The accident occurred at about 16h00 on Friday afternoon.

She said that two minor children had first died at the accident scene, while the four others died upon arrival at the Outjo State Hospital.

Mbeha said the remaining eight other occupants including the driver aged between 10 months and 49 years sustained serious injuries.

They were medically treated at the Outjo State Hospital shortly after the accident where the three of the victims were transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital on Friday night.

Mbeha said the other four injured persons are also expected to be transferred as well to the capital for further medical attention.

A culpable homicide docket has been opened against the driver.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency