Dongen

Ambulance
Nov 28 '19 07:28

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured while lighting illegal fireworks in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. "They boy will lose some fingers and possibly even a hand due to the accident", the Tilburg police said on Twitter.

Emergency services responded to the scene at around 4:00 p.m. The boy was lighting fireworks with two friends. As far as is known, the two friends were not hurt. What type of fireworks they were playing with, is not yet clear.

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Jan 14 '19 11:40

A truck driver from Dongen who was arrested on suspicion of killing a 'yellow vest' protester in a hit-and-run in Belgium on Friday, was not involved in the accident. The truck that hit the 50-year-old man looked identical to the truck the Dutch man drives, but turned out not to be the same vehicle, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jan 14 '19 07:33

A 'yellow vest' protester was killed in a hit-and-run during a highway blockade on the E25 highway near Visé, just across the border with the Netherlands, on Friday. The 50-year-old man was hit by a truck, which then fled the scene. A 56-year-old man from Dongen in Noord-Brabant was arrested on Saturday, the Public Prosecutor in Liege, Belgium confirmed, NOS reports.

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Dec 10 '18 13:30

A motorist deliberately crashed into a Lidl supermarket in Dongen, Noord-Brabant, on Monday morning. No one was injured. The 33-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted manslaughter, NU.nl reports.

The man drove through a set of sliding doors at around 8:20 a.m. He then tried to crash through another set of doors, but could not go any further. So he reversed out of the store and drove off.

A number of customers were in the supermarket at the time. They were badly shaken, but no one got hurt, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

Ambulance
Oct 25 '18 11:10

A man fell into a wood chipper in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Thursday morning. The machine was not turned on and the man survived, though he was injured. He is still in the wood chipper, NU.nl reports.

The incident happened at around 9:50 a.m. at a pallet company on Industriestraat. The wood chipper is located at a height in a type of silo, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

Oct 12 '18 07:49

A very large fire broke out at TUF Recycling in Dongen, Noord-Brabant, on Thursday evening. The fire was under control by 10:45 p.m., but actually extinguishing it will take days. Toxic substances were released in the fire, and local residents received an NL Alert advising them to stay out of the smoke, NU.nl reports.

Police
Oct 3 '17 08:01

Unknown perpetrators tried to commit an ATM bombing in Dongen on Tuesday morning, but the explosives they used did not go off. The police closed down the area around the ATM and explosive experts are investigating the explosives, Omroep Brabant reports.

The perpetrators tried to blow open a Rabobank ATM on Hoge Ham in Dongen. They fled when the explosives did not go off. The police are looking for them, also deploying a helicopter. 

Police
Jul 19 '17 10:20

Lawyer Bart V. was arrested on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old Dongen man is suspected of trading in firearms and narcotics. The police also arrested two men, aged 70 and 30 years, from Sint Willebrord, ANP reports.

The arrests were made in a long ongoing investigation. Officers searched two business premises in Breda, including V.'s office, two homes in Sint Willebrord and a garage in Roosendaal.

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May 11 '17 12:45

A man was killed when he fell through the roof of a recycling center Van den Noort in Dongen on Thursday morning. He was installing solar panels on the roof when the accident happened, Omroep Brabant reports.

"The man fell about 20 meters to the ground", a spokesperson for the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, said to the broadcaster. Emergency services rushed to the scene, but could not save the man's life.

What exactly happened is still unclear. The Inspectorate is investigating. 

Sep 26 '16 13:15

A child was injured on in the parking lot of swimming pool De Vennen in Dongen on Sunday when he was hit by a car trying to park

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May 26 '16 09:41

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

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Feb 8 '16 18:34

White people were seen dressing up in blackface during several events connected to Carnival festivities held over the past few days around the Netherlands. Dressing up in blackface is a serious problem that casts aside black people and their concerns, says activist Mimi from anti-discrimination organization MAD Mothers.

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Dec 30 '15 15:25

Huub van Leijsen, the owner of petting zoo Pukkemuk in Dongen, released a statement defending his decision to ask a Muslim family to leave the zoo on Monday. In the statement he says that he feels like a victim, not a perpetrator and that the decision was not based on discrimination in any way

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Dec 30 '15 08:58

Tilburg man Bilal Salam is pressing charges against petting zoo Pukkemuk in Dongen after his three sisters-in-law were told to leave because they were wearing burqas

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Aug 19 '15 09:46

A family vacation in southern Germany has ended in tragedy for the Mahieu family from Dongen, Brabant. A car accident on Monday claimed the life of mother Marian and left the rest of the family injured.

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Aug 6 '15 16:31

Two Dutch startup companies landed on the World Economic Forum’s list of the year’s top Technology Pioneers, “the most prominent and forward thinking tech companies,” the organization announced Thursday.

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Feb 12 '15 11:49

Diesel thieves have come up with a new way to steal thousands of liters of fuel in a short amount of time. They drive by unmanned pumping stations with prepared trucks and suck the fuel straight from the underground storage tanks.

Flooding
Jul 28 '14 09:54

The heavy weather on Sunday caused several reports of water damage in parts of Brabant. In some areas, 22 mm of rain fell, leaving roads flooded and cellars under water. This morning, Weeronline.nl reports that other areas of the country have experienced 40 mm of rainfall.

Mar 19 '14 07:10

The frontrunner for a local party in Dongen, Brabant, has possibly encouraged his party members to recruit voters. The municipality announced on their website that the mayor has filed a report on Tuesday.

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Apr 16 '13 09:17

Within five days, three ATMs in Amsterdam were blasted. Early Monday morning an ATM was hit in the Rijnstraat and last Thursday and Friday ATMs in Geuzenveld and Slotervaart were targeted.

At half past four on Monday morning people heard a huge bang in the Rijnstraat. Robbers tried to empty the ATM at the corner of Rijnstraat and Trompenburgstraat. In front of the bank building, a car was ablaze. The facade of the ABN-Amro Office was ruined and the ATM was completely destroyed.

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