PM involved in crash, three seriously injured

Niël Terblanché

The Prime Minister of Namibia, Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila was rushed to hospital for observation after her official vehicle collided with a mini bus, some 15 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo, yesterday afternoon.

Three officials from the Electoral Commission of Namibia are said to have sustained serious injuries. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and her driver escaped the accident unharmed.

The three officials have since been transported to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital.

An eyewitness reported that the ECN minibus crashed into the back of a vehicle transporting tourists.

“The driver of the minibus with GRN number plates lost control over the vehicle and it slammed into the side of the official vehicle, an SUV Landcruiser, in which the Prime Minister was travelling,” the eyewitness said.

According to the eyewitness, the driver of the Prime Minister’s official Landcruiser subsequently lost control of the vehicle and it veered off the road and rolled over several times.

During the crash, one of the ECN officials was flung from the minibus while two others were seriously injured.

Innitial reports have it that the Prime Minister and her driver along with all the other injured persons were transported to the hospital by ambulance for medical treatment and observation.

The condition of the Prime Minister was described as stable and she is responding well to the treatment at the hospital.

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