Train traffic in Zeeland came to a complete standstill on Wednesday night after a train collided with a concrete block.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
In Bergen op Zoom, a 35-year-old employee of ING has confessed to aiding a fraud action that stole an estimated €1.5 million from several clients, the NOS reports.
The damage to the pensions of the 1230 employees who lost their jobs due to the closing of the Philip Morris (PM) factory in Bergen op Zoom runs into the hundreds of millions. This comes from unions on the basis of research they have had done, the Volkskrant reports.
A few days before the mass-axing of more than 1,200 employees at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom, the company organized a party for the workers, the AD reports.
A man from Bergen op Zoom in Brabant has been arrested for threats he made at US President Obama.
A 16-year-old boy raped a 12-year-old girl, Sunday, in the public park "Kijk in de Pot" in Bergen op Zoom, confirmed police Wednesday after a broadcast by BN de Stem.
Police in Brabant have dismantled eleven cannabis farms. Around 2700 plants have been confiscated, and six suspects have been arrested, including two Bulgarians.
Tuesday, in Bergen op Zoom, the fire brigade rescued a woman who fell in a sinkhole in her garden. The hole was caused by water from a garden hose of the neighbor. That was reported by the police. Omroep Brabant mentioned a "sinkhole".
Because of the woman’s size, she couldn’t come out of the hole by herself and the fire brigade had to assist. She was taken from the hole with a stretcher. She was further OK but was taken to the hospital for examination.
Firefighters worked throughout the night battling a blaze at the landmark Dutch hotel De Draak, according to Nu.nl.