14 January 2013

Namibia: Road Accidents Claim Two Lives in Windhoek

Windhoek — Two people died in separate car accidents over the weekend in the capital.

A man, age unknown, died on the spot after his vehicle, a Toyota Camry with registration number N9201W, collided head-on with a Nissan vehicle, registration N67683W, on the Otjomuise road near the Oponganda cemetery on Saturday at around 03h00.

Police Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa said the deceased was identified as S.S. Shilongo.

It is believed that his friend, Gervasius Penda who sustained a broken leg was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.

In a similar incident, a man died after his Volkswagen Golf - registration N94806W - collided head-on with an oncoming Albatros tour travel truck with the registration CFM 18903. The deceased was allegedly travelling in the wrong lane and also at high speed. The police said the firemen who rushed to the scene had to remove him from the wreck.

The vehicle is registered in the name of A.N. Iipinge of Erf 7420, Potgieter Street, Pionierspark. The accident occurred on the Western Bypass behind Acacia.

"The passengers in the truck were Zimbabwean nationals who were possibly travelling from the south with their stock of grapes," Nghishidimbwa said.

The passengers were taken to the Katutura State Hospital with minor injuries. The accident also occurred around 03h00 on Saturday.

Still in the capital, a house was gutted by fire on Green Mountain Road in the Goreagab Dam location following suspected electricity cable failure.

The police said although four people were in the house at the time, no injuries were reported. The house belongs to Monica Mununga whose possessions were apparently reduced to ashes.

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