WINDHOEK: At least 10 people were killed in a road accident on the B1 road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo on Sunday afternoon.
The accident occurred at about 17h00, 10km outside Okahandja, and involves four vehicles, one being that of Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Uahekua Herunga.
It is not certain if he was in the vehicle, but Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb confirmed to Nampa on Sunday that Herunga’s daughter (name unknown) perished in the chain collision.
NamPol’s Otjozondjupa Regional Deputy Commander, Deputy Commissioner Gerhard Uataurua Mavenjono also confirmed the accident, saying preliminary reports indicate that 10 people have died in the accident, but final figures will made available later.
A Nampa reporter at the scene said bodies, limbs and brain matter are strewn all over the area.
Traffic was held up for over one kilometre in both directions from the accident scene.