Six accident victims buried at Outjo

20 Jan 2019 11:10am
OUTJO, 20 JAN (NAMPA) - Six relatives who died in a collision on the Otjiwarongo-Otavi road in August last year, were on Saturday buried at Outjo in the Kunene Region.
The six family members and the driver of the sedan died when they collided head-on with a pick-up on 10 August, about five kilometres north of Otjiwarongo.
Both vehicles burst into flames and Lazarus Makinge, 69; Marianne Makinge, 67; Theresia Guxas, 40; six-year-old Iyaloo Haufiku; Nolitha Makinge aged four; and two-month-old Alisha Makinge from Outjo; as well as the 41-year-old Markus Musikarakuma from Gobabis, were burnt beyond recognition.
Musikarakuma, a soldier who was stationed at the Gobabis military base, is expected to be buried on 25 January at Gobabis. His family attended Saturday’s funeral in Outjo.
The Namibian Police Force earlier this week said the remains of the deceased were taken to the Windhoek Police Mortuary where DNA samples were taken and forwarded to the National Forensic Science Institute for analysis and identification.
The identification process was completed on 05 January and the remains were transported to the victims' respective regions.