Three security guards burn to death in crash

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Windhoek

Three security guards form G4S Security burned to death when their vehicle caught fire after a head-on collision with a truck.

According to the weekly crime briefing, the G4S mini-truck was transporting money when it collided head-on with a W.P. Transport truck on Thursday last week, at about 23h50 on the B1 Road to Rehoboth, about 50km from Windhoek.

It is alleged the G4S mini-truck tried to avoid a cow that was lying on the road and swerved into the lane of the truck. Both vehicles caught fire on impact.

The three occupants in the G4S vehicle died on the spot, it is reported.
The driver of the truck was treated for his injuries in a Rehoboth hospital and discharged, while his passenger,
who is in a serious condition, was still in hospital.

The deceased were identified as Raymond Jossop, 33, Willem Tjiho, 32, and Daniel Mosese, 29.
In an almost similar incident four men died after a head-on collision in Windhoek on Saturday at around 23h15 near the entrance to the Gammans Water Treatment Plant in Otjomuise Road.

According to the crime report, a black VW Audi and a grey Toyota Corolla collided head-on and the occupants of both cars died on the spot.

It is alleged that the Corolla encroached onto the lane of the oncoming vehicle and collided with the Audi. The Corolla, which was a taxi, caught fire on impact.

Bystanders pulled the taxi driver out of his burning vehicle, but he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
He was identified as Pinehas Indongo, 33.

The three people in the Audi were announced dead on the scene and were not identified at the time of the press briefing yesterday.

A Zimbabwean male lost his life after his Toyota pick-up overturned on the road between Rundu and Mukwe at Mwenge village.
His identity could not be revealed as his next of kin were not yet informed.
The police at Okahao opened an inquest docket after a two-year-old boy died when a pawpaw tree fell on him at about 14h00 on Saturday.

It is alleged that the boy, Evaristus Iilonga, was sitting under the tree at their homestead at Oshandumbala village in Otamanzi Constituency when it fell on his head, killing him instantly.
Three South African citizens were arrested at Keetmanshoop after they were found in possession of 31kg of cannabis with a street value of N$94 000.
They were arrested on November 19 and were due to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday last week.

The police at Oshakati opened an inquest docket after Kristof Stefanus Panduleni, 27, hanged himself with a wire tied to a marula tree in his grandmother’s mahangu field, at Iiwiyongo village in the Oshakati area on Saturday, November 21.

He was an employee of Shilimela Security in Ondangwa and did not leave a suicide note.
The police announced that the body of a man who drowned in the Goreangab Dam was discovered floating on top of the water on Friday.

He was identified as Simon van Wyk, 32, who allegedly drowned on November 15 while fishing at the dam.
In another case of drowning Fillipus Nghilifvali Paulus, 34, allegedly drowned when he fell into a borehole while giving water to his livestock at Onalulago village in the Onayena area on Friday, November 20 at about 13h00.

It was also reported that a 65-year-old woman allegedly drowned in the Kavango River at Muhopi village in the Kavango East Region on November 20 at an unknown time.

It is alleged that Sikongo Engelbertha Hamutenya went to the river during the day to bathe and when she took long to return the family went to look for her and found her body floating in the river.

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