Dutch young people picked up partying in Belgian cave
Six Dutch young people were caught partying in the marl quarry caves at the border area between Belgium and the Netherlands on Saturday evening. The police in the Blizen-Riemst-Hoeselt area found them on Walloon territory between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, ANP reports.
The young people were carrying backpacks. Three other cave walkers were later found in the Klein Ternaaien area. "Entering the marl quarries can lead to very dangerous situations," Mark Vos, mayor of Riemst, said.
The six Dutch were fined for entering a prohibited and protected area, and for violating the local coronavirus rules.
The police and rangers regularly check the caves to keep people out and thereby protect vulnerable underground heritage and the bat population.