A TOTAL thirteen people, including ten children and three adults, were confirmed dead in a road accident this afternoon when the bus they were travelling in overturned a few kilometres outside Kalkfield.
According to Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Coordinator Naukalemo Andreas, the driver of a quantum bus lost control over the vehicle when the rear tyre burst, causing the bus to overturn.
She said that police officers, as well as emergency officers, are still at the accident scene, which happened around 17:30 today.
“There were a number of children in the bus. We can only confirm that several people sustained mild to very serious injuries. I was informed by a officer on the scene that the occupants of the bus is part of a church choir that were on their way to Swakopmund for a church gathering,” Andreas said.
She said the bus was travelling from Okamatapati near Okakarara and that it had several more people on board than the vehicle is legally allowed to transport.