Seven Rotterdam homes damaged in early morning explosion
An explosion on the street in Rotterdam's Kronenburg neighborhood damaged the windows of seven homes, as well as multiple cars, early on Monday morning. No one was injured, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter.
The blast happened at around 3:00 a.m. "The affected residents did not have to leave their homes, but the blast and shock were big," the police said.
A police spokesperson told newspaper AD that the blast cracked and dented the affected homes' windows, but none of them shattered. Investigators currently assume that the blast was caused by an explosive, possibly a hand grenade.
The police are investigating what happened and call on witnesses to come forward.
Op de Kronenburg op Rotterdam-Zuid heeft rond 3 uur een grote explosie plaatsgevonden. Die werd veroorzaakt door een handgranaat. Zeker 7 huizen en diverse auto’s zijn beschadigd. De forensische opsporing doet onderzoek en heeft sporen veiliggesteld. pic.twitter.com/Fkk93uwfko— MediaTV (@mediatvnl) January 11, 2021