Tsumkwe accident claims three lives

Three women aged 54, 70, and 79 years died in a fatal road accident on Tsumkwe-Grootfontein gravel road on Monday morning.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Monday said the accident occurred at about 08h30 on Monday morning, some four kilometres west of Rooidag Gate in the Tsumkwe Constituency.

Mbeha said a total of five people including a 54-year-old South African national female driver were in the vehicle and were travelling from Tsumkwe to Windhoek.

At about four kilometres west of the Rooidag Gate, their station wagon vehicle overturned three times and instantly killing the driver and her two passengers, Mbeha said.

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle on the gravel road, causing it to roll three times before coming to halt on its wheels.

Two other occupants who survived the accident with slight injuries were treated at the Grootfontein State Hospital.

The three deceased people are yet to be identified, Mbeha said.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency