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Family destroyed by single accident

Family destroyed by single accident

Niël Terblanché

THREE generations of the female part of one family died on the scene of the accident that claimed the lives of six people between Usakos and Arandis on Wednesday afternoon.
The Namibian Police in the Erongo Region provided the name sof the deceased persons and according to the report about the tragic incident, the 53-year-old Meriam Shehama, her 30–year-old daughter, Sylvia Tuhafeni Gideon and Sylvia’s two daughters Emily Shikongo aged eight and Anneli Iyaloo Ndeshaala Mbinda who was only one year and three months old died as result of the accident.

Pictured: The scene of the accident where three generations of women of the same family died on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Contributed

The two other people that did not survive the accident were identified as the 20-year-old Gonzales Hoabeb and 30-year-old Ilanza Noleen Kongoro. Hoabeb was the driver of the Toyota Passo that crashed into heavy transport truck before smashing into a barrier next to the road.
According to the report the 32-year-old Rosalia Mwedihanga survived the accident. Mwedihanga was admitted to the Swakopmund State Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The actual cause of the accident is still being investigated but it is suspected that the driver of the small passenger vehicle lost control in the confined space between the roadside barrier and the oncoming truck after his tyres on the left side of his vehicle were damaged by the badly eroded edge and shoulder of the road.

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