The 11th edition of Rescue Vlissingen - the largest rescue services event in the Netherlands - attracted a record number of over 100 thousand visitors on Wednesday. The municipality of Vlissingen eventually called on people to stop coming to the city by car, because there was nowhere left to park, NU.nl reports.
A young family who fell victim to a fire in a shed in Etten-Leur on Monday morning, lived in the garden shed for three years. A 32-year-old woman was killed in the fire. Her 30-year-old husband and their 2-year-old son were injured. The family was registered at the main house on Nieuwe Kerkstraat and the municipality did not know they were living in a garden shed, AD reports.
A woman was killed in a fire in a shed on Nieuwe Kerkstraat in Etten-Leur on Monday morning. Her husband was seriously injured. Their young child was also taken to hospital, ANP reports.
Emergency services responded to the burning shed around 5:00 a.m. Surrounding homes were evacuated. The fire has since been extinguished.
The young family temporarily lived in the shed, which belongs to a family member. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Firefighters rescued four children, their mother and a dog from a burning home on Oost-Pietermanstraat in Rotterdam on Thursday morning. The family was trapped on the first floor while a fire raged on the ground floor, RTL Nieuws reports.
The mother and one child was taken to hospital for monitoring, due to concerns about smoke inhalation. The other children were checked over at the scene. An animal ambulance took care of the dog.
A fire broke out in the dunes near Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, late on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene in large numbers, including dozens of fire trucks. The emergency services deployed en masse, erring on the side of caution due to the drought, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland said to ANP.
A 19-year-old asylum seeker from Dronten drowned in Kampen on Thursday. He disappeared while swimming in the IJssel at around 3:00 p.m. His body was found later in the evening, NU.nl reports.
The young man was swimming with friends. When he was about 20 meters away from the quay, he disappeared underwater and did not come back up. A massive search was launched, involving several emergency services. After a few hours of fruitless searching, a dreg team from Urk was called in to help.
Three people were injured when a gunman opened fire into a coffee business Today on Dusartstraat in the popular Amsterdam-Zuid district of De Pijp at around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. One victim was seriously hurt, the other two sustained less serious injuries, witnesses told Het Parool.
According to the newspaper, this was an attempted assassination. Several sources told Het Parool that the target - the man who was seriously injured - is an Dutch-Pakistani known as Saqib who belongs to a group of criminals that regularly visits Today.
Six children were injured when a bouncy castle fell over at the Emmerhout shopping center in Emmen on Wednesday afternoon. Five were taken to hospital, the sixth was treated at the scene. The age of the injured children and their current condition are unknown, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
A fire broke out in a home on Jan Sluyterslaan in Almelo on Monday night. Emergency services found a body in the home. The police are investigating what happened, Tubantia reports.
The fire started in the kitchen, according to the newspaper. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.
So far nothing is known about the identity of the victim or how he or she died.
A 55-year-old man from Sittard died in a jet-ski accident in the Belgian municipality of Lanaken on Sunday. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene, NOS reports.
The Dutch man fell from his jet ski when he made a sharp turn. Bystanders initially did not realize that he was in trouble and only came into action when the man did not respond after his fall. His friend jumped into the water and brought him to the side.
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.