Consignment of pork up in flames

Sharlien Tjambari

A Scania cooler truck loaded with pork and sheep carcasses on way from Mariental to Walvis Bay went up in flames on Wednesday, after the driver lost control of the truck when the fully loaded trailer’s right tyre burst. The driver managed to get the truck back on the road.

According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, Erongo crime investigation coordinator the 47-year-old driver stopped the truck along the road and got out to investigate. He found the burst tyre and part of the trailer already on fire. He then managed to hook the trailer from the truck to save it from the already blazing fire.
The red and white cooler truck belonging to Dikwels Transport Company in Mariental was carrying 95 pig carcasses and 135 sheep carcasses. The incident happened on the B2 road between Arandis and Swakopmund approximately 30km towards Swakopmund.
The cooler truck trailer and its content with estimated value of: N$500 000 burned down completely to ashes”, added Iikuyu.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login