Investigators gather at the Wormer houseboat a day after two explosions took place on April 13, 2015. (Photo: Softwear / Twitter) - Credit: Investigators gather at the Wormer houseboat a day after two explosions took place on April 13, 2015. (Photo: Softwear / Twitter)
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 16:04
Intentional bombing not ruled out in houseboat explosion
The houseboat explosion that left a 53-year old man dead and a 51-year old woman seriously injured on Monday was possibly an intentional attack, according to newswire ANP. The two likely lived on the boat, located in Wormer, Noord-Holland police said in a statement. Investigators are taking the boat away for further forensic examination on Tuesday. Following the first explosion, a second explosive device was discovered on the houseboat. The Explosives Ordinance team used a controlled detonation to destroy the object. Police would not confirm any scenarios or motives by Tuesday afternoon. Neighbours of the victims were stunned by the explosion, as was the town's mayor, and characterize the couple as "very nice people". The investigation is ongoing and police are asking witnesses with any information to contact them directly.