WINDHOEK, April 25 — Accidents in Easter weekends in Namibia have decreased to 44 in total, representing a 35 percent decrease as compared to 2018, where a total of 68 accidents occurred during the holiday, according to a report released by Namibia Police Chief Inspector Kaunapawa Shikwambi Tuesday.
The report however indicated that fatalities during the 2019 Easter weekend had increased to eight, up from five fatalities the previous year. Meanwhile, injuries experienced over the 2019 period totalled 99, up from the previous year’s 98.
Namibia has held vigorous campaigns urging cautious driving among motorists over the years and results have been evident. Fatalities in the 2017 Easter weekend stood at 18, while injuries stood at 177.
This year’s Easter Weekend was celebrated from April 18 to 22. – XINHUA