KEETMANSHOOP: A 25-year-old man lost his life on Saturday after he allegedly lost control and overturned the vehicle he was driving on the road from Keetmanshoop to Lüderitz.
The deceased has been identified as Nicolaas Christian Thirion.
His passenger, Johannes Gerhardus Engelbrecht, 21, was injured in the accident that occurred about 12 kilometres outside Keetmanshoop.
The Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak told Nampa yesterday that the deceased died on the spot after being thrown out of the Citi Golf.
They suspect that the vehicle was travelling at high speed, as police could not see any other sign that could be linked to the accident, but investigations into the actual cause of the accident are underway.
The survivor sustained multiple injuries, and was admitted to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital, where he is now in a stable condition.
Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will lead a high-level delegation to Hyderabad, India next week to evaluate progress in halting the loss of nature.
The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is organised by the CBD Secretariat, and will take place from 08 to 19 October.
According to a media statement issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) yesterday, Governments meeting in Hyderabad will discuss progress towards the implementation of decisions taken at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit in 2010, including the 2020 Aichi Targets to save and restore nature.
The IUCN urged governments to turn their commitments into action, and invest in nature to achieve broader development goals such as food security and stable economies.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said during a media conference a week ago that CoP 11 will also provide an opportunity for Namibia to showcase its many successes in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity to the international community.
During the event, Namibia will receive the Markhor award for its outstanding, excellent success in game and wildlife conservation.