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Weekend accidents claim eight lives

2022-05-10  Victoria Kaapanda

Weekend accidents claim eight lives

At least eight people have died in road accidents since last Friday, while a woman succumbed to injuries after she was struck by a car.

According to the police weekend crime report, in the most recent weekend road crash, four people died early Saturday afternoon when a Toyota bakkie collided head-on with an oncoming seven-seater.

The police said the incident happened about 10km south of Ondangwa.

It is alleged a white D4D Toyota was on its way from Omuthiya toward Ondangwa when the accident happened.

The police indicated the driver and three passengers of the seven-seater were killed instantly, while one passenger escaped with injuries.

The driver of the Toyota sustained head injuries. 

Of the seven passengers, only one escaped without injuries.

All the injured passengers were taken to the Onandjokwe State Hospital. 

At the time of going to print, none of the victims had yet been identified by the police.

Culpable homicide and reckless and/or negligent driving cases are being investigated by the police in the Ohangwena region after three people died in a road crash on Friday.

The victims died instantly after the vehicle in which they were travelling collided early in the morning.

The incident happened near the Omufituwanakashole village on the Omafo-Okalongo (C45) road.

According to a police crime weekend report, the driver of an Audi A4 sedan reportedly crashed into a Toyota sedan, resulting in both vehicles swerving off the road; they were travelling in the same direction.

In another incident, Hileni Latoka Mutumbo (34) died on the scene when she was fatally hit by a 37-year-old unlicensed driver on Friday. 

According to the police, the incident occurred at Oshaango on the Eenhana-Oshigambo road. 


2022-05-10  Victoria Kaapanda

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