Four die in accident on Opuwo-Ovinjange road

OPUWO: Four people died when the sedan they were travelling in collided with a truck on the Opuwo-Ovinjange road on Wednesday.

The Namibian Police Force’s spokesperson for the Kunene Region, inspector Vehangaiza Ruiter, told Nampa the accident occurred around 15h38, when a Toyota Paso sedan driving from Opuwo toward Okangwati attempted to overtake a truck.

The driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle and it collided with the oncoming truck before overturning.

Ruiter said the sedan, which operated as a taxi in Opuwo, had eight passengers, four of whom were taken to the Opuwo State Hospital with minor injuries.

The truck driver and three of his passengers also suffered minor injuries. Both drivers had valid driver’s licences.

The next of kin of a 40-year-old man and seven-month-old baby boy who died in the accident have been informed. The police were yet to inform the relatives of the other two people who died in the accident.

Police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency