disaster

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Jul 24 '18 14:43

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima released a statement expressing "enormous sympathy" to those affected by forest fires raging in Greece. So far the fires claimed 60 lives and left some 150 people injured. Whether any Dutch are among the victims is not yet clear, RTL Nieuws reports.

"The raging forest fires in Greece have claimed many victims. We feel enormous sympathy for the victims, their families and those who do not yet know the fate of their loved ones. We share their pain and our thoughts are with them", the Dutch Royals said.

Amsterdam commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Bijlmer disaster, 4 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 13:30

The of an El Al cargo plane crashing into two apartment buildings in Bijlmermeer, was commemorated in Amsterdam-Zuidoost on Wednesday. The accident killed 39 local residents and the four crew members on the plane.

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Apr 20 '17 07:38

The National Police wants to improve the manner in which it selects officers deployed to crisis situations, according to an internal assessment by the police about the MH17 disaster newspaper AD got hold of. Some of the police officers put on the MH17 case were too inexperienced or turned out not to be suitable for work in a disaster area, the assessment said, according to the newspaper.

BvFsLouIcAEGHtC
Aug 31 '16 07:54

Relatives of MH17 victims asked the European Union for help in getting more information on the plane crash in eastern Ukraine in July 2014. They want the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to put pressure on those involved to release, among other things, missing radar image

BvFsLouIcAEGHtC
May 31 '16 11:55

A massive 53 percent of the people who lost a relative in the MH17 disaster on July 17th, 2014 are at risk of developing severe psychiatric problems, according to a study done by a group of Dutch mourning experts. One in eight of the survivors already suffered with severe mental health problems a year after the disaster

BvFsLouIcAEGHtC
Mar 8 '16 09:57

A team of 80 police officers are assigned to the criminal investigation into the MH17 disaster. They are working from both the Netherlands and Ukraine, according to Wilbert Paulissen, head of the national detectives

MH17
Feb 24 '16 07:38

The head of the Russian army and President Vladimir Putin made the decision to send the BUK missile system that shot down flight MH17 to the front in Ukraine. They are therefore responsible for the MH17 disaster, according to international research collective Bellingcat in a report they published on Wednesday

Watersnoodramp_1953
Jun 19 '15 09:45

A second victim of the Zeeland flood disaster, which happened 62 years ago, has been identified based on a DNA match. The victim is 38 year old Maartje Verhelst from Nieuwerkerk. The announcement was made at a meeting for survivors in Ouwerkerk on Thursday night, Omroep Zeeland reports.

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Feb 5 '15 17:54

A Dutch military transport aircraft will arrive on Saturday at the Eindhoven Airbase with the victim remains and wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. The plane is scheduled to land at 4 p.m., the government stated on Thursday.

BvFsLouIcAEGHtC
Jan 9 '15 13:37

The Ukrainian government did inform the Dutch government about the dangerous situation in the country's airspace before the shooting down of the flight MH17. The Dutch government however did not pass the information forward to the airlines, according to the government's response to parliamentary questions. MPs have asked for clarification on the issue.

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Jan 6 '15 12:59

Groningen experienced yet another earthquake at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The area of Loppersum, Groningen felt a 2.7 magnitude quake on Richter scale, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Oct 9 '14 12:18

The families of victims of the flight MH17 disaster were never told that a victim was found with an oxygen mask still around his neck.

Monster Truck
Sep 29 '14 16:36

Out of respect and sympathy for the victims of the monster truck accident yesterday, Haaksbergen gave very little information about their backgrounds.

monster truck crash
Sep 28 '14 18:10

Dozens of adults and children were injured Sunday at an automotive event when a driver lost control of his monster truck, crashing into the attendees gathered at the function in Haaksbergen, Overijssel. Local news agency JouwHaaksbergen.nl says one bystander has died, though at one witness at the scene say that at least two people are dead, and another had severe lacerations to the face.

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Jul 30 '14 11:51

Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice wants a national monument to remember the victims of the tragic MH17 plane crash. Of the 298 victims of that disaster, 193 were Dutch.

Schiphol
Jul 25 '14 14:34

The Netherlands' main airport, Schiphol, will get a permanent memorial to remember the 298 people killed in the tragic plane crash in eastern Ukraine last week.

Nov 12 '13 14:50

Filipinos in Amsterdam are distraught by the news about typhoon Haiyan. Contact with friends and family is impossible. Meanwhile, five hundred Amsterdam Filipinos came forward to help

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