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gele-politiejas
Oct 16 '18 12:40

The police discovered a "production site for narcotics" in a home on Ophoven in Sittard after there was a fire in the building on Monday evening. The police believe that the home was used to produce and dry cocaine, but further investigation is currently impossible due to the instability of the building. No arrests have been made, the police said in a statement.

794px-Fire_fighters_gear
Oct 15 '18 08:34

Four children were injured after in an explosion on a boat in Amstelveen on Saturday. One child ended up in the water. The explosion occurred when the boat's engine was started, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to RTL Nieuws.

All four children sustained minor burns and were taken to hospital. According to the fire brigade spokesperson, they're all primary school age.

The boat did not sustain significant damage. "It was probably a big flame", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

794px-Fire_fighters_gear
Oct 5 '18 08:08

Three people were injured in an explosion in a home on Bol in Vianen on Thursday afternoon. According to the fire department, an explosive mixture of cleaning products exploded in the house, RTV Utrecht reports.

The victims sustained burns. They were examined by ambulance personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The fire department did measurements and concluded that a chemical mixture caused the explosion. Whether the chemicals were deliberately mixed to create an explosive is not clear. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Oct 1 '18 08:28

The police are investigating two large explosions in homes in Eindhoven and Best early on Saturday morning. In both cases explosives were thrown into the homes. No one was injured, but a large amount of damage was caused, ANP reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 10:40

Residents of apartment building Buekehnorst in Diemen were woken by an explosion in a first floor apartment around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured. The explosive was a hand grenade, witnesses told AT5.

The explosion shattered the windows of the apartment in which the grenade exploded, as well as adjacent apartments. The police are investigating what happened.

detail-afzetlint
Aug 27 '18 08:54

A hand grenade exploded at sisha lounge Down Town on Leenderweg in Eindhoven during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sisha lounge was closed at the time and no one was hurt, though the building sustained some damage, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma  will meet with the police and Public Prosecutor on Monday to discuss whether the sisha lounge should be closed after the explosion.

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Aug 22 '18 07:45

A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police. 

The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall. 

Inside an Apple Store
Aug 20 '18 14:50

The Apple Store on Leidseplein in Amsterdam was evacuated on Sunday afternoon after an iPad exploded. Three people had breathing problems after the incident, AT5 reports.

Employees put the iPad in a sand-filled container, but that proved to be insufficient. "It probably involved a leaking battery pack", the fire department said on Twitter. The breathing problems were likely caused by something leaking from the iPad.

Police
Aug 17 '18 08:13

The police found a scooter which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle in an explosion at a restaurant on  Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The scooter was stolen in April and stolen license plates were put on it, the Telegraaf reports.

Crime scene tape
Aug 15 '18 09:35

An explosive went off in front of the Marovaan restaurant on Johan Huizingalaan at around 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. This is the third explosive on an Amsterdam street in two days, and the third incident on Johan Huizingalaan in four days.

According to the police, the explosion damaged a bus shelter and the front door of the building. "We are urgently looking for witnesses", the police said on Twitter.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 15 '18 07:36

Residents of Berghemseweg in Oss were woken by an explosion at cafe hall 't Berghje during the early hours of Monday morning. The blow knocked out a number of windows, including those of an adjacent home. No one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police closed down the area around the event hall and are investigating. The police's explosive disposal team was also at the scene.  

Police officer and paramedic
Aug 3 '18 10:00

The police identified both earlier this week. They were the 33-year-old resident of the apartment on Daphnestraat and a 31-year-old man from Belgium, ANP reports.

Crime scene tape
Jul 31 '18 15:30

Two men who where seriously injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Arnhem on Monday, succumbed to their injuries. A third victim was found and is in hospital, the police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

So far the police said nothing about the victims' identity. Traces of "drug-related business" were found in the apartment. 

collegas-op-straat
Jul 31 '18 08:19

An explosion, followed by a fire, in a top floor apartment on Daphnestraat in Arnhem left two people seriously injured on Monday night. A search was launched for a third person who may be hurt. The two victims were taken to hospital with burns, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland Midden said to RTL Nieuws.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jul 25 '18 12:50

An explosion happened on Nieuwenhuysenstraat in the Amsterdam district of Slotermeer early on Wednesday morning. The porch of a home and a car were damaged. Nobody was injured, AT5 reports.

The police responded to the scene at around 1:45 a.m. and closed down the area around the explosion. 

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

Police
Jun 25 '18 11:10

The Kanaleneiland police station in Utrecht received hundreds of cards and letters expressing support for a in an apartment building in the city on Thursday. Dozens of bunches of flowers were delivered, and social media is also flooded with messages for the police officer, NOS reports.

"We feel the support. Overwhelming", a police officer said to RTV Utrecht.

Dutch police car
Jun 22 '18 15:30

A 70-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested in connection with an in the city on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.

The man showed up at a police station and said he was involved in the incident. According to the police, he is "probably the resident" of the apartment in which the explosion happened.

collegas-op-straat
Jun 22 '18 07:35

An apartment building on Marshalllaan in Utrecht was rocked by an explosion in one of the apartments on Thursday evening. The police later found a body in the apartment. A police officer was seriously injured, the police said on Twitter.

The explosion happened on the first floor of the apartment building, according to NU.nl. Fire broke out in several apartments. One home in the building burned out completely.

aanhouding-op-straat
Jun 14 '18 10:30

The police arrested three suspects on Wednesday in connection with recent  attacks in Delft. The three are suspected of involvement in a shooting on Peperstraat, hand grenades exploding on Peperstraat and Breestraat, and a shooting on Beestenmarkt. Two homes in the region were also searched, AD reports.

The suspects are currently in restricted custody and the police can therefore not release any more details about the investigation and arrests, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 6 '18 11:30

Liquor store Sneldrank in Amsterdam Zuidoost was severely damaged by an explosive during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One person was injured. The extent of the injuries is unclear, Het Parool reports. 

The explosive went off at the liquor store in shopping center De Kameleon around 1:40 a.m., according to the police.

Video footage show that the store was badly damaged. Cars in the area also sustained damage, according to NH Nieuws.

The police are looking for witnesses. 

detail-afzetlint
Jun 4 '18 14:20

An explosion damaged a home on Nozemanstraat in Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. No one was injured. An explosive, a pipe bomb, was left in front of the home's door, the Telegraaf reports.

The home's windows were blown out and damage was done to the home's facade and a car. The police closed down the area for investigation.

Crime scene tape
May 29 '18 07:38

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. 

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Apr 26 '18 10:20

A municipal garbage truck caught fire on Ferdinand Huyckstraat in Amsterdam-West on Thursday morning. The massive fire caused an explosion on the truck, shattering the windows of surrounding homes, AT5 reports.

The fire department has the fire under control and firefighters are working on extinguishing it. No one was injured. The explosion was caused by a gas cylinder on the garbage truck, a spokesperson for the fire department said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. 

The police closed down the street. Due to the smoke, people are advised to stay out of the area. 

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