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One dies, six injured in car crash

One dies, six injured in car crash

Maria David


THE 61-year-old Teofelus Kapewangolo Niinkoti, was declared dead on the scene of a horrific car crash near the Oniihandi Village late on Saturday afternoon.


One of the six people that were injured during the head-on collision is currently fighting for his life in hospital while the five remaining occupants sustained various degrees of injuries.


According to the Oshikoto Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute, the incident occurred around 18:52 on the Oniipa Bridge.


Teofelus Kapewangolo Niinkoti dead horrific car crash Oniihandi Village
Picture by Abed Shinedima


Shivute identified the inured persons and said that Johannes Hailomo (30) is currently fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit. While Berta Mateus (20), Eva Kambonde (49), Isascar Imanuel (55), Laban Shalimba (23), and Angula Ndungula (13) all sustained serious injuries.


“It is alleged that the driver of the white Chevrolet Corsa with Ondangwa registration plate was driving from Onethindi heading to Oshigambo and collided head-on with the silver Corolla with a Karabib registration plate that was driving from Oshigambo heading to Olukonda,” he said.


Shivute noted both drivers had valid driver’s licenses and that a case of culpable homicide was registered at the Onayena Police Station.


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