Usakos collision victims named
03 Feb 2015 14:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 03 FEB (NAMPA) The Namibian Police in the Erongo Region on Tuesday released the names of the six people who died in a head-on collision near Usakos on Sunday afternoon.
The number of dead is indeed six, and not five as reported earlier by Nampa on Monday.
The horrific accident happened some 35 kilometres from Usakos on the way to Arandis in that region.
The deceased are Simenon Rainhard Iipinge, 39; Johanna Titus, 25; nine-year-old Albertina Nghishitende; four-month-old Jain David King Iipinge; six-year-old Laashama Indileni Hamalwa; and Heinz Remmert, 65.
Only the drivers of the two vehicles - Remmert and Simenon Iipinge - burned beyond recognition when the two cars caught fire on impact.
The rest died from their respective injuries outside the cars.
The sole survivor is Remmerts wife Urte Remmert (age unknown).
She suffered broken bones, and is in a stable condition at the Swakopmund Cottage Mediclinic.
Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Walvis Bay confirmed the details to Nampa on Tuesday.
He said the Remmerts were residents of Swakopmund, and the other victims were from Windhoek.
The next of kin were already informed, and police investigations into the actual cause of the accident continue.