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 2010-03-31 04:11 pm Back to NEWS
Inyambo Yeta's 2 Daughters, Nephew Die in car Accident

THREE members of the Mwandi Royal Establishment of Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta of the Lozi people in Mwandi, Sesheke District, died on the spot on Sunday afternoon after the car they were travelling in lost control and rolled several times.

And six other passengers were seriously injured and are admitted to Mwandi Mission Hospital.

Monde Yeta, aged 35, Matauka Yeta, 16, both daughters of Chief Inyambo Yeta, and his nephew Mufuna Yeta, 24, died on the spot when the Toyota Gravia car registration number AJB 8379 overturned along Nakatindi Road five kilometres before Mwandi junction.

Western Province police Chief Vael Muzwenga and provincial Permanent Secretary Ikenuke Noyoo confirmed the accident in separate interviews in Mongu yesterday.

Mr Muzwenga said the accident occurred on Sunday at 17:30 hours, saying Monde was driving the vehicle.

"I can confirm that Sesheke police recorded a fatal road accident on March 28, 17:30 hours.

The driver of the vehicle was Monde Yeta of Mwandi Royal Palace who was driving along Nakatindi Road from Sesheke.

"After five kilometres before Mwandi junction, she lost control and overturned several times," he said.

He said the condition of the six other passengers who were injured was stable, except for one who, by Press time, was still in a comatose.

The six injured passengers are admitted to Mwandi Mission Hospital, while the three bodies are in Sesheke Hospital mortuary.

Mr Muzwenga said police had launched investigations to establish what could have caused the accident.


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