Sjinkie Knegt sustained severe burns when lighting the wood stove in his home in Bantega, Friesland on Thursday. The 29-year-old short-track skater was rushed to a hospital in Groningen by ambulance, NOS reports.
Three people were injured in an explosion in a home on Bol in Vianen on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, an explosive mixture of cleaning products exploded in the house, RTV Utrecht reports.
The victims sustained burns. They were examined by ambulance personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The fire department did measurements and concluded that a chemical mixture caused the explosion. Whether the chemicals were deliberately mixed to create an explosive is not clear.
A 24-year-old man from Goes is suspected of burning three children with a branding iron during a summer camp at a campsite in Belgium last year. Youth leader Mark B. appeared in court on Thursday. He is charged with causing the children serious bodily harm with premeditation, RTL Nieuws reports.
Three people were injured in a fire in an apartment complex on Admiraliteitskade in Rotterdam on Monday evening. The twelve floors high building contain mainly student housing, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to NU.nl.
All three injured people were taken to hospital. Two inhaled smoke, the third sustained burns.
A total of 434 people were treated for fireworks related injuries at the emergency rooms of Dutch hospitals over New Year's, a decrease of 8 percent compared to the year before. The number of victims under te age of 15 increased from 99 last year to 119 this year, according to a joint study by VeiligheidNL and broadcaster NOS.
An 11-year-old girl died on Sunday afternoon after she sustained serious injuries in a fire in her home on Gounodstraat in Amersfoort during the early hours of that morning. The police believe arson was involved.
The fire started around 4:00 a.m. Firefighters found the girl inside the house. She was rushed to the burns center in Beverwijk, where she died of her injuries in the afternoon. The girl's older sister was also found in the home, struggling to breathe due to smoke inhalation.
A 24-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam on Sunday for a fire in an apartment building on Favrestraat. Two people and a dog were injured in the fire
One person was critically injured in a large fire in a business complex in Alkmaar on Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital with serious burns, according to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Noord-Holland-Noord.
A 51-year-old woman died in a Beverwijk hospital after she set herself on fire in the village of Bennekom on Saturday afternoon
Hydrochloric acid was released at the Coca-Cola factory in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday night. The highly corrosive substance, which can cause burns and damage lungs if inhaled, escaped into the air due to a leak in the water chamber. The fire department quickly got the situation under control and no one was injured
The Dutch Burns Foundation is concerned about the large number of babies and toddlers that end up in hospital every year because of burns. A massive 26.8 percent of burn victims are kids between the ages of 0 and 4 years, that is more than 200 kids per year.
An explosion in an apartment building on Nachtegaalstraat in Drachten on Sunday night left one person injured and the residents of all 39 apartments evacuated. The wounded person was taken to the hospital with burns, the severity of his injuries is unknown.
One person was injured and about 17 people evacuated from their homes when a large fire broke out in an apartment building on Admiraliteitskade in Rotterdam early on Thursday morning.
Dutch researchers has discovered a new method to treat burn wounds by using a patient's own skin cells. The patient's skin cells are cultivated and then transplanted into a new kind of "biological bandage" that is placed over the wounds. This new method leads to better healing and less severe scarring.
The court in Den Bosch has released drug suspect Edwin K. on bond so hat he can recover from the severe burns he received when his car was bombed in October.
Despite the relatively cool weather the past few days, including record low temperatures in parts of the country, the thermometer is expected to build up to 30 degrees on Friday. Although a fairly hot daytime is predicted, rain and thunderstorms around the Netherlands will spark a cool-off, and a transition to significantly cooler weather.
The Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan, Marcel de Vink, is on his way back to the Netherlands, to recover after being wounded in a helicopter crash on Friday.
Fifty people were injured in the fire that broke out in a cafeteria underneath a seniors complex on Otto C. Huismanstraat in Nijmegen this morning. Fifteen victims have been hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries, Het Parool reports. The building has been declared entirely uninhabitable, according to the Safety Region Gelderland-Zuid.
Several people were wounded in a fire at a snack bar below a seniors complex on Otto C. Huismantstraat in Nijmegen this morning.