Seven people were killed in five traffic accidents throughout the Netherlands over the weekend.
A 29-year-old man drowned in swimming pool De Dennen in the Gelderland town of Vorden overnight. How the man ended up in the pool is unclear. The police are investigating.
Emergency services responded to the pool on Oude Zutphenseweg around 3:00 a.m., according to De Stentor. First responders took the man out of the water and tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pool will be closed on Friday for police investigation.
The Alfa college in Hoogeveen will be running school-shooting drills next week, the school informed pupils and parents in a letter. The school wants to train pupils how to react if they are ever faced with such violence. General education union AOb is baffled by the exercise, but the police applaud it, AD reports.
A 15-year-old boy became unwell near the pier of Lauwersoog on Monday evening during a school trip. He was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to a hospital in Groningen. His current condition is unknown.
According to the Telegraaf, the boy was taken to hospital by helicopter.
The boy is from the Roelof van Echten College in Hoogeveen, RTV Drenthe reports. A group of around 40 pupils cycled from Hoogeveen to Lauwersoog on Monday evening, to get on a boat there for a school trip. The boy fell ill near the pier.
A leaking sprinkler system in a fireworks depot sent emergency services rushing to the Noord-Brabant village of Ulicoten on Monday night. As water in combination with fireworks can cause an explosion, a wide area around the bunker was closed down, Omroep Brabant reports.
Water ended up in two of the three bunkers. "Experts are investigating whether a dangerous situation has arisen and what the effect of a possible explosion in the bunker would be", a spokesperson for the local safety office said to Omroep Brabant.
Two divers went missing the Grevelingenmeer in Scharendijke in Zeeland on Saturday evening. The body of one of the two divers was found on Sunday evening. The search for the second diver continues on Monday, NU.nl reports.
A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the body of the missing diver was found late in the evening, shortly before the search was called off for the day. He could not say exactly where the body was found.
A man was found dead in a swimming pool on a farm in Miheeze, Noord-Brabant on Sunday. Another person was found unconscious and in critical condition about 100 meters away. Two people were arrested, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.
Emergency services resuscitated both victims on the farm on Peeldijk. The man found in the pool, a 29-year-old man from Milheeze, died at the scene. The other victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The identity of this victim has not yet been revealed.
Five people were injured in a serious accident involving three cars on the N209 near the Zuid-Holland town of Bergschenhoek on Tuesday evening. Two of the victims are seriously injured. All victims were taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.
The two seriously hurt people were in a car carrying a 44-year-old woman and her two sons aged 10 and 14, RTL Nieuws reports. The mother and one son were seriously hurt. They're a family from Bergschenhoek.
The accident caused quite a bit of damage on the road. The N209 was closed in both directions for hours.
Emergency services searched recreation lake Hilgelo near Winterswijk for hours for a drowned man on Monday night. The man jumped from a raft and disappeared under water, NOS repots.
According to the police, the victim is a young man living in a nearby asylum center. He was swimming with some other residents fo the center when he disappeared under water.
A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were both injured when a dog attacked them in Schijndel on Tuesday. The little girl was rushed to hospital by air ambulance with bite wounds to her face. Her grandmother was taken to hospital by ambulance with wounds on her arms, the Telegraaf reports.
The grandmother was walking the dog for an acquaintance on Boomstraat when it attacked them, according to Brabants Dagblad. Both victims were taken to the Radboud hospital in Nijmegen.
A man fell ill at a apartment complex on Berlagehof in Tilburg on Thursday. Emergency services responded in large numbers, because vats containing an unidentified liquid were found in the complex's container space, Omroep Brabant reports.
The fire brigade took measurements to see if there were dangerous fumes in the room. According to the police, it is not yet clear whether the vats actually contain drug waste. The barrels were removed from the room, and there is no longer any threat, the police said on Twitter.
The municipality of Amsterdam learned important lessons from a large anti-terrorism drill held in the Dutch capital in November. One lesson is that the cooperation between the police and Defense must be improved, interim Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen said in a letter to the city council on Tuesday, AT5 reports.
The number of people suspected of violence against people with a public duty, like police officers, firefighters and paramedics, increased by nearly 20 percent last year. In 2017 a total of 8,964 people were suspected of verbally or physically attacking an emergency worker, compared to 7,502 the year before, NOS reports.
A 19-year-old man who was seriously injured in a stabbing at a birthday party in Den Ham, Overijssel, on Sunday, died of his injuries in hospital on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports
A fight started during the party and escalated into a stabbing. Emergency services resuscitated the victim, a man from Zwolle, and rushed him to a hospital in Almelo. He underwent surgery, but passed away on Wednesday.
The police arrested an 18-year-old man from De Ham for the stabbing.
A 19-year-old man died in hospital after falling from the third floor of an apartment building on Ringweg Randenbroek in Amersfoort on Sunday morning, De Gelderlander reports.
Eyewitnesses saw the young man walking over the gallery of the apartment building on Sunday morning. They told the newspaper that he was acting strangely, coming dangerously close to the balustrade. Local residents were considering calling the police, when he fell and landed on top of a parked car.
Around ten people were injured in an overcrowded nightclub in the Noord-Holland town of Schagen on Thursday night. Panic arose on the second floor of nightclub Alpha when someone became unwell in the massive crowd. The club was evacuated for a time, local safety office Veligheidsregio Noord-Holland-Noord said on Twitter
One victim was taken to hospital with pain in the chest. Seven to ten people sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby fire department barracks to be checked over by paramedics.
Emergency services responded to Paddepoelsterweg in Groningen en masse on Sunday after a passerby reported a body in the water. Closer inspection revealed that it was not a person at all, but a realistic sex doll, the police said on Twitter.
A passerby reported the 'body' around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday. Emergency services responded with a large number of personnel, because clothes were also found on the side of the water, according to ANP. Boating traffic in the area was halted for a time.
Emergency services pulled a skater out of the freezing water on Middelland in Hank on Wednesday morning after he fell through the thin ice. The 75-year-old man from Sleeuwijk in Noord-Brabant was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, where he later passed away, police said in a statement.
The man was skating on Gat van Loopgauw, on the edge of nature reserve De Biesbosch, when the accident took place. Passersby saw him in the water and called the emergency services just after 10:30 a.m.
A Dutch skier was killed in an accident on the slopes of a ski resort in Sölden, Austria on Sunday. The 50-year-old man collided with a wooden marker during a descent and flew 15 meters through the air before landing on the ground, RTL Nieuws reports.
An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but could not land due to thick fog. Other skiers and emergency services tried to resuscitate the Dutch man, but he died at the scene.
The victim was on holiday with five family members. Where in the Netherlands he was from, has not yet been revealed.
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After a long search, emergency found and recovered the body of a 42-year-old Dutch man from a mountain of gravel in Germany, just across the border from Dinxperlo. Four men were caught in a gravel avalanche while working on the Kieswerk Breels excavation site on Tuesday. Two were rescued with only minor injuries. One is still missing, AD reports.
A man from Newcastle in England is feared drowned after he fell from a party boat on the Noordzee canal just outside Amsterdam around 00:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency services searched the canal for hours, but eventually had to halt the search without success, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zaanstreek-Waterland said on Twitter.
The man went overboard near Westzaan. The captain of the ship threw a life jacket to him, but the man disappeared under water, according to newspaper AD.
At least five people were injured in an explosion at company Grasso on Parallelweg in Den Bosch on Monday morning. The street is closed in both directions, and buildings in a 200 meter radius around the company were evacuated, AD reports.
According to the newspaper, a 50 liter bottle of ammonia exploded on the Grasso premises. Paramedics treated the injured people at the scene. As far as is known, nobody had to go to hospital so far. The building sustained significant damage.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Grasso builds cooling systems and compressors.
A skipper and a sailor were injured in a collision between a freight ship and a ferry on Boven-Merwede near Gorinchem on Tuesday morning. Both victims were taken to hospital, NOS reports.
The freighter sailor's injuries seem to be minor. The condition of the ferry's skipper is unknown. There were no passengers on the ferry at the time of the crash.