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May 26 '16 10:05

A pedestrian was killed by falling scaffolding in the center of The Hague on Thursday morning. The scaffolding fell from the former Ministry of Housing building, which is being renovated and hit the pedestrian who was walking past the building on Rijnstraat.

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May 13 '16 07:48

Asbestos was released in a large fire that destroyed three warehouses in Amersfoort on Friday morning. Local residents are warned to stay inside, keep windows and doors closed and turn of ventilation.

Apr 29 '16 14:45

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the A79 between Maastricht and Heerlen on Friday. The accident was caused by a person driving on the wrong side of the highway. Three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, according to the police.

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Apr 4 '16 12:00

Emergency services rushed to rescue a family after their car got stuck between two trucks in a collision on the A16 near Breda on Monday morning. The family, consisting of mother, father and two young children, were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

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Apr 1 '16 13:48

A 3-year-old boy was killed on a farm in Scharendijke, Zeeland on Friday morning in an accident with a tractor. The police believe the boy was playing on the farm when the tractor ran over him

Mar 9 '16 14:20

The police rescued two homeless people from a burning former school building in Amersfoort on Wednesday. The building caught fire around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday already, but due to a risk of collapse firefighters could not enter the building to search for people.

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Feb 8 '16 11:18

Criminals make use of a device to keep track of the emergency services' secure communications system C2000. The device shows them exactly how far away emergency service vehicles are from where they plan to commit a crime, according to the Telegraaf.

Feb 5 '16 07:15

A man was killed in a shooting incident on Ameidestraat in Rotterdam in the early hours of Friday morning. Several perpetrators fled in the direction of Kleinpolderplein, the police report on Twitter.

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Jan 29 '16 09:56

A prisoner of the psychiatric ward at the penitentiary institution in Vught was seriously injured when a fire broke out in his cell on Thursday night. The prisoner had to be resuscitated and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance

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Jan 5 '16 09:09

A truck carrying pigs overturned and ended up in a ditch on the A15 from Nijmegen to Gorinchem. The wandering pigs are causing quite a traffic jam between Geldermalsen and Leerdam

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Jan 1 '16 13:25

Two young men were seriously hurt after falling from a rooftop just after midnight in Utrecht. The 18-year-olds were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, police said in a statement.

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Dec 15 '15 09:42

A man was seriously injured in a shooting incident on Hendrik Marsmanstraat in Almere on Tuesday morning. An ambulance crew was dispatched to the scene at 6:53 a.m. Fire crews responded to reports of a car fire on Wodanstraat three minutes later.

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Oct 19 '15 11:03

A 23 year old man was killed in an explosion on a pleasure boat on the Nieuwe Veerstal in Gouda on Sunday morning. His 60 year old father survived the blast, but was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries

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Aug 6 '15 09:37

Emergency services in Cape Verde have been searching for 13 year old Rotterdam Kelvin Cabral boy since Sunday. He disappeared under the water on the island of Sao Nicolau after being swept by a wave. Five bodies have been recovered so far, but there is still no trace of the boy

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May 6 '15 09:33

Seven people were stuck hanging upside down about 25 meters in the air when a carnival attraction, a Booster, broke down in Didam on Tuesday. Firefighters were able to free them after about 20 minutes.

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Apr 24 '15 12:00

A 3 year old boy was seriously injured in an accident at a physiotherapy practice in Papendrecht on Friday morning. According to the police, a treatment table collapsed and trapped the boy.

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Apr 20 '15 10:49

The police found the bodies of three men in a luxury on a luxury longboat on Zwetkade Noord at around 15:00 on Sunday afternoon.

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Apr 13 '15 09:12

There was an explosion in a houseboat on the Veerdijk in Wormer around 04:00 on Monday morning. One man was killed in the explosion, a woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition, the police reports on Twitter.

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Apr 10 '15 14:05

The van that ran over an 18 month old toddler in Zuid-Beijerland Thursday afternoon, was driven by the boy's 41 year old mother, AD reports.

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Apr 9 '15 17:47

An 18-month-old boy was hit by a van and died on Zwartsluisje in Zuid-Beijerland Thursday morning, AD reports. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the toddler to no avail.

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Mar 9 '15 12:58

The police unions are very concerned about the fact that local police officers are taken away from their regular tasks in the neighborhood to be used for other services, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 6 '15 11:30

According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.

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Feb 2 '15 13:39

The bodies of a man and a woman was found in a home on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday night.

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Feb 2 '15 08:31

Thirteen people were wounded in an explosion and subsequent fire in an apartment on Moddermanstraat in Schiebroek, Rotterdam yesterday afternoon. The wounded were taken to various hospitals in the area, the Safety Region reports. The majority came away with minor injuries, only two were seriously wounded.

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