Otavi accidents claim the lives of four women

Otavi accidents claim the lives of four women
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Four women on Thursday died in separate accidents after the vehicles they were travelling in overturned several times on the B1 road near Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with NAMPA on Friday explained that the first accident occurred approximately four kilometres north of Otavi at about 16h30 on Thursday.
“Two women aged 43 and 18 died in this road accident which involved a red sedan vehicle,” she added.
Mbeha said that the 32-year-old driver of the sedan had allegedly lost control over the vehicle, causing it to overturn several times.
The driver and his other two male passengers aged 28, and 43 years were injured and were medically treated at the Tsumeb State Hospital shortly after the accident.
The second accident also occurred on the B1 road south of Otavi on the same day at about 18h00, in which two adult women whose ages are yet to be established lost their lives.
The regional police spokesperson added that a total of eight people including the 39-year-old driver were in the bus at the time of the accident.
“It is alleged that the bus driver had lost control over the vehicle while attempting to overtake another vehicle at about eight km's south of Otavi,” she said.
Mbeha said the driver and his five passengers were taken to the Tsumeb State Hospital where they received medical attention.
The next of kin of the four deceased women are yet to be informed.
Police investigations continue.