(NAMPA) Finance Deputy Minister Natangwe Ithetes driver survived an accident that claimed four lives on the Ondangwa-Ongwediva main road on Sunday.
A crime report issued by the police on Monday said the driver was on his way home after dropping off the deputy minister when the accident occurred around 20h45.
A Polo was allegedly overtaking another vehicle however and collided with the government double cab, it said.
The driver of the Polo and three passengers died on the spot. They have been identified as 29-year-old Ismael Fillipus Nailonga; Sakaria Fillipus Nailonga, 27; 40-year-old Ismael Nanguti and 28-year-old Shikongo Jafet.
Their next of kin have been informed.
The driver of the government vehicle is in stable condition.
In a separate accident, a 49-year-old man died on the spot and six passengers sustained serious to slight injuries on the Onamutuku-Onkani gravel road at Onampolo village on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Wilbart Angungu from Ombwela village.
It is alleged that Angungu, who did not have a licence, lost control over the pick-up and it overturned.
The next of kin of the deceased have been informed.
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