For the first time in the country's recorded weather history, temperatures in the Netherlands climbed higher than 40 degrees again setting a new heat record on Thursday. A weather station at the Gilze-Rijen Air Base hit 40.4 degrees at 2:54 p.m, where the country's record was broken with a 39.4 degree reading at 2:40 p.m., and 39.6 degrees 10 minutes later.
Two girls who went missing, separately from each other, in the Netherlands on Sunday were both found safe on Monday.
A 16-year-old girl from Deelen was reported missing in the village of Borne at around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Gelderland police announced that she was found safe at around 5:00 p.m. on Monday. To protect her privacy, no further information will be shared, the police said on Twitter.
The police are urgently searching for 16-year-old Melisa from the Gelderland village of Deelen. The girl left her mother in Borne on foot at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and hasn't been seen since. It is not known where she was heading.
The police consider this disappearance as urgent and worrying, a spokesperson told broadcaster NOS. All means are being used to find this girl.
Youth care institution De Hoenderloo Groep multiple times punished children in its care by making them sit completely still and not make a sound for hours on end, the institution confirmed to RTL Nieuws. "The punitive measure has been used before. We are working on a change of procedure", the institution said to the broadcaster.
Forensic pathologist Frank van de Goot has doubts about the suicide of 14-year-old Luciano Ligthart in a closed youth care institution in Deelen last year. After investigating the boy's death, Van der Goot concluded that he either does not have all the information, or that suicide is unlikely, the Gelderlander reports.