Train accident victim dies

A case of culpable homicide has been opened following the death of Ignatius Jazikama Hindjou (37), who was severely injured on Monday morning in a train accident at Walvis Bay.

Hindjou was the sole occupant and driver of the sedan vehicle struck by a train and dragged for at least 100 meters, after impact. The incident occurred around 08:00 at the Hannah Mupetami railway crossing.
It is believed Hindjou did not see the oncoming train which was approaching the station from the direction of the Kuisebmond siding.
Hindjou sustained serious injuries and had to be stabilised inside the vehicle first before he could be extricated from the wreckage.
He was then transported to the Welwitschia Private Hospital by St Gabriel Community Ambulance Service for further care. He succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning, a day after the accident.
His death was confirmed by Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Tuesday afternoon. The train driver, Hermanus Jacobus (48) was unharmed. The incident is investigated.

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