Some Karibib crash victims named
18 Jun 2017 10:30am
SWAKOPMUND, 18 JUN (NAMPA) Family members at Walvis Bay identified Benjamin Sande as one of the three people who died in a head-on collision near Karibib on Friday.
A Ford Figo heading to Karibib and a Toyota Run-X on its way from Walvis Bay to Windhoek collided head-on and caught fire some 60 kilometres east of Karibib.
The police said Sande was the driver of the Run-X and was travelling alone.
Jackson Katjombe, 32, from Karibib, who survived the accident is now recovering at the Katutura State Hospital.
He informed the police on Saturday that one of the bodies could be that of his older brother.
Detective Warrant Officer Michael Ambambi of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Karibib said they are still waiting for thorough identification before they release the identity of the other deceased.
The third body is still unknown but we now know it is the driver of the Ford Figo who gave a lift to Katjombe and his brother from Okahandja to Karibib, said Ambambi.
He said the vehicles were so damaged in the fire that it is difficult to identify whom the vehicles belong to.
Police investigations in the matter continue.