Six victims of Otavi accident named
12 Jun 2019 13:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 12 JUN (NAMPA) - The Otjozondjupa police have released the names of six people who died in accident near Otavi in March this year, when two minibuses collided head-on.
Thirteen people died in the accident after the minibuses caught fire.
The Namibian Police Forces regional crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas on Wednesday told Nampa identifying the deceased is a lengthy process as DNA tests had to conducted in Windhoek.
The six deceased have been identified as Lea Nghilalulwa, 40; Lucia Kevanhu, 28; Kornelia Nghisheefa, 53; Loide Namhindo, 71; Ndamonanghenda Kauta, 69; and the 33-year-old Erikson Nakanyala.
Andreas added that the police will have to collect more DNA samples from the remaining seven bodies and start the identification process over as they encountered a problem during the first rounds of tests.
Eight women and five men were burnt beyond recognition in the accident, which occurred some five kilometres north of Otavi.