TSUMEB: The names of seven of the people who died in an accident between Tsumeb and Oshivelo on Saturday were released today.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Oshikoto Regional Commander, Commissioner Anne-Marie Nainda told Nampa in a telephonic interview today that the deceased have been identified by their relatives.
She also stated that previous information saying that 10 people died in the head-on collision involving a 65-seater Namibia Contract Haulage (NCH) bus and a truck is incorrect, and that the correct figure is nine.
The accident occurred between midnight and 01h00 on Saturday about 85 kilometres from Tsumeb to the Oshivelo Gate.
The deceased have been identified as the 46-year-old Petrus Ikukutu; Linus Laban, 47; Phineas Amwaalwa, 45; Joseph Ilungu, 17; Nambula Shambula, 37; Tina Kandali Amunyela, and the 17-year-old Hafeni Andreas.
The remains of the two deceased who have not yet been identified are being kept at the Oshakati Police Mortuary in the Oshana Region.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Lifeline/Childline National Director Jane Shityuwete says the need to protect children in Namibia is much bigger than anticipated.
Speaking to Nampa as Lifeline/Childline wrapped up its annual lollipop campaign today, Shityuwete said the institution receives on average 3 000 calls from children across the country per month.
Most of the complaints received from children are related to family matters such as the breaking up of relations between parents, guardians or family members.
Some children are the victims of family violence, while others have witnessed domestic violence, she said.
The lollipop campaign helps Lifeline/Childline to raise funds for their operations to help the vulnerable.
This year’s campaign raised N.dollars 297 177.