NamPol concerned with circulation of plane crash graphics
11 Dec 2013 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 DEC (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has expressed serious concern over the circulation of horrific photographs and videos of the Mozambican plane which crashed in the Kavango East Region on 29 November this year.
All 33 people on board perished in the accident.
NamPol's Deputy Inspector-General for Administration, Major-General James Tjivikua said during a media briefing here on Wednesday that NamPol is currently investigating the unauthorised release of such graphics on some social media websites.
The Namibian Police is aware of the horrific photographs and videos that originated at the LAM flight TM 470 incident scene. The unauthorised public release of such photographs is not representative of the standard we hold ourselves to in a response of this level of sensitivity, Tjivikua said.
He said NamPol regrets that the situation has occurred, and want to reassure all families of the deceased persons that their loved ones are being cared for and treated with dignity and respect.
Tjivikua urged members of the public and the media to assist the national police by not publishing such photos or videos, as it is unethical.
Meanwhile, investigations into the crash are ongoing, as well as the identification of all passengers and crew members.