Inferno aftermath: Injured truck driver passes away

The Namibian truck driver, Lisias Amukushu (54), who sustained serious burn injuries all over his body when three trucks burnt at Usakos on Friday (2 June), passed away on Tuesday this week. This was revealed by deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo.

According to Iikuyu Amukushu succumbed to his injuries at about 17:30 at the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek. His next of kin were informed.
The police is still investigating the cause of the inferno. Two fridge trucks, both carrying a Zambian registration, as well as a tanker truck, which was transporting 44 680 liters of unleaded petrol, burnt out completely. The three trucks were parked next to each other opposite the Shell Service Station in Usakos – the fire destroyed all trucks completely.
During the incident Amukushu was seriously injured while another driver, Luka Kabue, a Zambian National, escaped unharmed. The third driver, also suspected to be a Zambian national, has disappeared since. “We have not found him yet,” Iikyu said. He added that the Namibian police has traced the Zambian company this particular driver was allegedly working for. “Because it is a cross-border issue we are in close contact with Interpol,” he said.

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