Israeli photographer killed in Namibia car accident
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Israeli photographer killed in Namibia car accident

Amos Gil, 73, dies during jeep safari, wife lightly injured

Illustrative: A jeep safari in Namibia (Kavram/iStock via Getty images)
Illustrative: A jeep safari in Namibia (Kavram/iStock via Getty images)

An Israeli man was killed and his wife injured in a vehicle accident during a jeep trip in Namibia on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said.

Amos Gil, 73, from Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’akov Ihud in the Jordan Valley, was killed while on a photography trip in the south-western African country. His wife, Irit, was lightly injured in the accident.

Amos Gil was a photographer, who had recently won a prize for photographs of his kibbutz.

Gil’s two daughters and seven grandchildren gathered in the family home, Ynet news site reported.

“We are broken and shocked by our father’s untimely death,” his daughters said. “We didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye. We are trying to find some consolation in the fact that at least he ended his life on a trip that he was exactly the way he wanted it, while taking photographs of spectacular views and capturing the beauty that he saw.”

The family told Ynet that he loved his family and saw nature with a photographer’s eye.

The kibbutz members were working with the Foreign Ministry to bring his body back to Israel for burial.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

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