No deaths or accidents at the coast on Christmas

26 Dec 2015 11:50am
SWAKOPMUND, 25 DEC (NAMPA) - Swakopmund and Walvis Bay had a relatively peaceful Christmas as no accidents or deaths were reported at the coastal towns.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Detective Chief Inspector Moses !Uwu//Khaeb confirmed this to Nampa on Saturday.
“No deaths or serious accidents have been reported as yet, so I can say Christmas was peaceful,” he said.
!Uwu//Khaeb could not say much about possible minor crimes such as drunken driving, assaults and obstruction of justice.
“Such reports will only be available on Monday because they were not reported to my office, but I am sure there will be a few,” he said.
As confirmed by current Erongo Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu Christmas and New Year were also quite calm last year.
Every year, thousands of people from across Namibia and neighbouring countries travel to Swakopmund and Walvis to spend Christmas and New Year here.
The coastal roads are notorious for accidents, and quite a few lives have been lost on Christmas and New Year’s Day, as well as the days just before and after the festive days.
Most residents and holidaymakers celebrated Christmas by going to church and enjoying meals and parties with friends and family.
Some visited the “Christmas house” in Kramersdorf in Swakopmund, where children get an explanation of what Christmas is about.