Remains of two German tourists flown to Keetmanshoop

13 Jan 2016 18:20pm


The bodies of the two German nationals who were found dead in the Fish River Canyon on Monday, were airlifted to Keetmanshoop on Tuesday.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Head of Public Relations, Chief Inspector, Kauna Shikwambi said in a media statement on Wednesday the remains are currently being kept in a police mortuary in Keetmanshoop.

She said arrangements are underway to have them transported to Windhoek, where a post-mortem and a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test will be carried out.

"Unfortunately, we cannot publish the names until approval is granted by the German Embassy," said Shikwambi.

The deceased - a 47-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter - were found on Monday at about 11h50 in the Fish River Canyon in the //Karas Region. The duo was reported missing last week Thursday.

The conditions under which the two died remain sketchy.