ONANYENA, Feb. 19 – Police in Onanyena are investigating a case of Culpable Homicide after five people died last Friday on the Ondangwa – Eenhana main road at Oshigambo village.
The deceased weere traveling in a Toyota pick-up when it collided head on with a white truck, the impact forcing it to go underneath the truck. The truck was driving from Eenhana to Ondangwa while the pick-up was from Ondangwa facing Eenhana. The next of kin were informed, and the deceased have been identified:
1) Driver: Johannes Tomas 65years-old from Onaholongo village (male)
2) Willika Mwatile a 21 year-old female
3) Benedict Shikongo an 8 year old male from Okamukuku village
4) Leefa Alugodhi a 27 year old female and her child
5) Theresia Mungunda a two year old female from Okamukulo village
The two unlicensed drivers (47 and 28 years old) were arrested and will appear in the Ondangwa magistrate court on Today.
In an unrelated case, police are investigating a case of Culpable Homicide after after an Audi vehicle collided against a tree 5 km north from Windhoek. It is alleged that the driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp curve, hit a tree, and became trapped inside the vehicle. The vehicle caught fire, and while a passenger managed to escape with serious injuries, the driver could not manage to escape and burnt to death as a result.
The deceased was identified as 27 year-old Vianda Kaurivi and his next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.
Another case of Culpable Homicide is under investigation in Okakarara after 23 year old Frankie Kuhanga overturned an Isuzu Double Cab. It is alleged that Kuhanga drove off with the vehicle on Sunday (yesterday) at 20h00 about 18km from Okakarara, near Ombiovakuru area, when the vehicle overturned and killed him instantly. The next of kin is informed and police investigations continue.
Last Friday, the driver of a white Toyota double cab lost control over the vehicle and died on the scene. The incident occurred on Friday 16 February at Omukwa village, in the Onaanda/Shoni gravel road. The driver was identified as 45 year old James Ribeiro from Ongwediva town, and his next of kin have been informed. Police in Onaanda are investigating the case as Culpable homicide.
A few days after the Inspector General of the Police directed all Regional Commanders to launch operations aimed at identifying owners of animals that graze or stray alongside national roads, the driver of a police vehicle collided with a horse in Gibeon. It is is alleged that on Saturday, 17 February, the driver of a police vehicle belonging to the Scene of Crime Unit in Keetmanshoop was driving from Windhoek when he ran over a horse. The driver tried to avoid the horse when he swerved to the right, only to hit the second horse, which died instantly. The driver however, did not sustain injuries and damages were sustained by the police vehicle. Police are continuing with investigations. – NDN Staffer