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Aug 13 '18 07:39

A 27-year-old woman from the Netherlands died in the Australian city of Melbourne on Sunday after she was hit by a car. According to the Australian police, the car was stolen a week ago. The driver fled the scene of the accident, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl.

The woman was cycling when the car hit her. The car also hit various other vehicles, but the Dutch victim was the only person who got hurt. Emergency services tried to save her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene. 

Aug 13 '18 07:28

A woman was killed in a fire in a shed on Nieuwe Kerkstraat in Etten-Leur on Monday morning. Her husband was seriously injured. Their young child was also taken to hospital, ANP reports.

Emergency services responded to the burning shed around 5:00 a.m. Surrounding homes were evacuated. The fire has since been extinguished.

The young family temporarily lived in the shed, which belongs to a family member. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

 

Pauline Krikke
Aug 10 '18 08:37

Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague is meeting with the top of the police and Public Prosecution Service on Friday about the death of PVV city councilor Willie Dille. "We will sit down an then look again at what the situation is", Krikke, who cut her vacation short and r, said to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 10 '18 08:01

A summer storm that blew across the Netherlands overnight was less severe than the weather services expected. Meteorological institute KNMI withdrew its just after 11:30 p.m., earlier than expected, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 10 '18 07:43

Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands are striking on Friday. Despite this Ryanair said that no flights to and from the Netherlands will be canceled. Other pilots will be flown in to handle the affected flights, according to pilots' union VNV, NOS reports.

Aug 9 '18 14:50

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange warning for very strong winds in the western parts of the country. On Thursday night and early on Friday morning gusts between 80 and 110 kilometers per hour are expected.

The code orange warning applies to Zeeland, Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Flevoland, Friesland and the Wadden islands. A code yellow warning applies to the rest of the country, where wind speeds are expected to reach between 75 and 90 kilometers per hour. 

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Aug 9 '18 09:24

The Hague city councilor Willie Dille committed suicide on Wednesday, newspaper AD reports based on sources.

Earlier on Wednesday Dille posted a video on Facebook in which she claimed that she was  people on March 15th last year - the day of the municipal elections. The perpetrators wanted her to keep quiet in the city council, Dille said. 

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Aug 9 '18 07:55

The body of Marloes Idzerda was found in a wooded area in Soest on Wednesday after two days of searching. The 44-year-old woman from Amersfoort disappeared on Sunday. 

Idzerda was last seen on Sunday. She was reported missing during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Her car was found on Oude Leusderweg in Soest on Sunday.

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Aug 9 '18 07:41

A man was stabbed to death outside an apartment building in the Elderveld district of Arnhem on Wednesday evening. One suspect was arrested, NOS reports.

The victim died at the scene. The suspect was injured, so he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are still unclear. The police closed own the crime scene and are investigating. 

Aug 9 '18 07:33

Two people were killed in house fire on Handwerkerszijde in Drachten during the early hours of Thursday morning. Seven people were taken to hospital by ambulance for examination, NU.nl reports.

A number of people fled to the roof of the home during the fire. They were rescued. Whether they sustained any injuries is not clear.

The fire started at around 2:45 a.m. and firefighters now have it under control. The cause of the fire is not yet know. The home can be considered lost. 

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victims. The police are investigating. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 8 '18 14:57

PVV city councilor in The Hague Willie Dille posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday in which she said that she was gang-raped by Muslims in March last year. The 53-year-old politician looks tired and emaciated in the now-removed video, newspaper AD reports. The PVV released a statement asking that Dillie be left in peace.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Aug 8 '18 08:20

Fourteen year old has been missing for a week and a half. Her family is desperate to find her, her father said in a "Please help us find our girl. We are broken without her."

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Aug 8 '18 07:29

A 25-year-old man from Amsterdam was injured in a shooting incident at an apartment building on Kleiburg in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Tuesday evening. Two men were arrested.

The shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. The injured man was taken to hospital. A spokesperson for the police could not say how badly he was hurt, Het Parool reports.

An 18-year-old man and a 29-year-old man was arrested in the vicinity of the shooting a short time later. The police are investigating their involvement. 

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Aug 7 '18 14:26

A man was killed in a shooting near a coffee tent on Kalverbos in Delft just before noon on Tuesday. The victim is notorious Delft Criminal Karel Pronk, witnesses told newspaper AD, though the police have not confirmed this.

According to witnesses, between three and five shots were fired at the coffee tent around 11:50 a.m. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim on the pavement, but he died. No arrests have been made.

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Aug 7 '18 08:01

Tuesday will still be very hot in the Netherlands, but after Wednesday temperatures will drop to what is normal for August, according to Weerplaza. The weather service expects maximums of between 20 and 25 degrees later this week.

Maximums ranging between 30 and 37 degrees are expected for Tuesday. Cloud cover will increase from the afternoon, and there is a chance of showers or thunderstorms overnight. 

collegas-op-straat
Aug 7 '18 07:44

A boy was stabbed during a large fight between young people in the center of Eindhoven on Tuesday evening. He was found wounded at Eindhoven station a short time after the fight and was taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance, escorted by police cars, according to Omroep Brabant. A trauma helicopter was also deployed, but was unnecessary. At this stage nothing is known about the severity of his injuries. His age was also not revealed. 

Police car in Malta
Aug 6 '18 08:34

Shannon Mak from the Noord-Holland town of Monnickendam was found murdered on Malta on Friday morning. The young Dutch woman was found lifeless between two cars with stab wounds in her neck. Her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Dutch man Jelle R., was arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 6 '18 08:12

A group of 30 children and 16 adults camping in nature reserve 't Zand had to flee from a forest fire on Sunday evening. Although the flames did not actually reach their tents near Fransebaan, the fire came very close. The kids and their minders fled the forest with what they could carry, Brabants Dagblad reports.

Highway on the Indonesian island of Lombok, 16 June 2017
Aug 6 '18 07:50

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday afternoon. At least 91 people were killed, hundreds were injured and thousands of homes were destroyed. The earthquake also destroyed a children's home run by Dutch man Chaim Fetter. "It is a massive tragedy. You build something for 14 years and it is destroyed in less than 10 seconds. But luckily all the children are unharmed", he said to NOS.

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Aug 3 '18 08:28

There is officially a nationwide water shortage in the Netherlands, but the drinking water is not in danger, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. As the drought is expected to continue in the coming weeks, more measures may be taken to distribute the available water as well as possible, NU.nl reports.

Oia, a village on Santorini, Greece
Aug 3 '18 07:47

Wilma Kippers from Wierden was killed in an accident with a quad bike on the Greek island of Santorini on Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman was on vacation on the island with a friend. The two had hired a quad bike shortly before the accident, De Gelderlander reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 3 '18 07:29

One person was killed in stabbing in the Overijssel village of Dedemsvaart during the early hours of Friday morning. A suspect was arrested, ANP reports.

The stabbing happened on Beatrixstraat in a residential area. The crime scene is closed off and the police are investigating.

So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. 

gele-politiejas
Aug 2 '18 08:37

The police are urgently looking for 14-year-old Nsimire, who went missing in The Hague on Friday. 

According to the police, Nsimire regularly "chills" in the Zuiderpark. She has dark skin color and black hair with black and brown braids, and she usually wears a gray bandana. She is about 1.6 meters tall and has a slim figure. According to the Telegraaf, she was last seen on the Prinsengracht in the center of the city.

detail-afzetlint
Aug 2 '18 08:18

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing on Lange Nieuwstraat in Tilburg on Wednesday afternoon. The victim lost a lot of blood. He was rushed to the hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The victim and perpetrator got into a quarrel with each other at the intersection of Lange Nieuwstraat and Gasthuisring, according to Omroep Brabant. The fight ended with the stabbing. 

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