Police in Oshikoto Region have placed under arrest the driver of a truck that crashed head-on with a bus this afternoon, leaving about 15 people dead.
The accident happened at about 16h00 on the Oshivelo/ Ondangwa main road +- 13 km from Oshivelo to Omuthiya at Cassablanca.
It’s alleged that the driver of a truck, driving from Omuthiya towards Oshivelo, lost control of the heavy load truck after one of the tyres burst.
The truck swerved towards the lane of the oncoming mini bus which was driving towards Omuthiya. Vehicles collided head-on and caught fire on impact, killing 15 passengers in the mini bus.
Thirteen (13) of them burnt beyond recognition. One passenger from the mini bus survived and is admitted to the Tsumeb hospital in a critical condition.
The one passenger who did not burnt has not being identified. The driver of the truck and a female passenger survived the accident and were also admitted to Tsumeb hosp in a critical condition.
The driver of the minibus also perished in the accident.
The bodies will be taken to Tsumeb, Omuthiya and Onandjokwe hospitals for storage.