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Drunken driver kills infant and two women

Drunken driver kills infant and two women

Niël Terblanché

THE death of two women and a little baby girl on Saturday evening after they were struck by a vehicle driven by a person under the influence of an intoxicating substance, brought the total number of people killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents reported to the Namibian Police since Friday to a total of 23.
Selma Kakolo Kahungu, Martha Aipanda and the nine-month-old baby girl, identified as Loide Latenda Fillipus, died as result of tragic incident near Outapi.

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According to the incident report provided by the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division, a man, aged 41, was arrested on charges of culpable homicide and driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
The tragedy occurred at about 20:00 on the road between Okakwa and Outapi.
The two women, one with the nine-month-old baby girl strapped to her back, was struck by the Toyota Land Cruiser driven by the suspect. The two women died on the scene of the incident while the little baby girl died on the way to the Outapi Hospital.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the scene and the driver of the Land Cruiser tested positive for an excessive amount of alcohol or intoxicating drugs in his system.
The 41-year-old suspect was arrested and he is scheduled to appear in Outapi Magistrate’s Court on Monday.