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Jun 26 '17 14:45

A toddler and three adults were seriously injured when a barbecue exploded on Leidekkerstraat in Breda on Sunday. All four victims were rushed to hospital with burns, BN De Stem reports.

A woman sustained burns on her face. Two men were burned on their hands and bodies. Where the toddler was hurt is unclear. 

The police believe that the explosion was caused by the use of spirits. An investigation is underway.

Brussels Central Station
Jun 21 '17 07:42

No trains will be stopping at Brussels Central Station today following a small explosion there on Tuesday night, NS International said on its website. The explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. The Belgian authorities had control of the situation very quickly and no one bystanders were injured. The suspected perpetrator was gunned down by soldiers almost immediately after the explosion, ANP reports.

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May 31 '17 16:55

Both Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders spoke out against a massive bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul this morning that left at least 80 people dead and an estimated 364 people wounded. The attack was committed with a tanker during morning rush hour, in an area that houses many embassies and ministries, AD reports. 

"Terrible attack in Kabul. A number of international partners also hit hard. Our thoughts go out to all the victims", Rutte said on Twitter.

Large stash of WWII munitions discovered in a shed on Paukeslag in Etten-Leur after it caught fire, 29 May 2017
May 30 '17 14:45

Etten-Leur residents were shaken by sudden explosions on Monday night when a shed containing a large collection of WWII munitions caught fire. The fire caused a number of the WWII items to blow up. The fire was extinguished and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, according to NU.nl.

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May 23 '17 08:18

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and counterterrorism coordinator Dick Schoof both called an apparent attack in Manchester on Monday "terrible". At least 22 people were killed and over 50 were wounded in an explosion shortly after an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena. The English authorities are "treating it as a terrorist attack until we know something else", the police said, RTL Nieuws reports.

The victims include children. The police currently believe it was a suicide bombing. 

Apartment building on cnr Julianalaan and Prins Bernardlaan in Veenendaal severly damaged by explosion, 19 Apr 2017
Apr 19 '17 16:50

The man killed in an explosion in an apartment building in Veendam on Wednesday morning was 30-year-old Rob, his friend Nathan told newspaper AD. Rob suffered from schizophrenia and had to be forcibly admitted to mental institutions several times, according to Nathan. "He once said: I'll open the gas and light a joint.

Explosion wipes out the top floor of a retirement home in Veendam, 19 Apr 2017
Apr 19 '17 09:48

One person was killed and two others sustained minor injuries in an explosion that wiped out an entire floor of a retirement apartment building in Veendam on Wednesday morning, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Groningen said on Twitter. 

A spokesperson for the safety office told NU.nl that the police are working on identifying the victim. The two injured people received treatment at the scene and did not have to go to the hospital.

Apartment building on cnr Julianalaan and Prins Bernardlaan in Veenendaal severly damaged by explosion, 19 Apr 2017
Apr 19 '17 07:26

A huge explosion in an apartment building in Veendam on Wednesday morning left the building on the edge of collapse, the Groningen fire department said on Twitter. The apartment building is located on the corner of Julianalaan and Prins Bernhardlaan. Emergency services are at the scene.

The fire department scaled the situation up to Grip 2, which is used in incidents that have a definite effect on the surrounding area. A single command is established and the mayor of the municipality was informed. 

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Apr 17 '17 11:35

About a dozen homes were evacuated in Doetinchem, Gelderland on Monday morning after burglars used heavy explosives to steal from a Rabobank cash machine. Plumes of smoke hung over the city after the blast, with witnesses first calling emergency services around 4:10 a.m., police said in a statement.

More explosives were found at the scene by a bomb disposal unit, prompting emergency teams to evacuate the area as a precaution. The explosive material was later detonated at another location.

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Apr 11 '17 13:45

The family living in a house in on Elzenbroek in Breda where a hand grenade exploded on Monday morning, has no idea why they were targeted, the 26-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend said to the police. The family, which includes two young children, moved into the house about a year ago, ANP reports.

Firefighters at a villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur, fire caused by an explosion, 26 Mar 2017
Mar 27 '17 08:08

A villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur was destroyed by a fire that the police believe was caused by an explosion during the early hours of Sunday morning. The home belonged to drug criminal Johan V., RTL Nieuws reports.

The building was completely destroyed in the fire. According to the fire department, no one was inured. The fire started around 01:00 a.m. on Sunday. Local residents heard three bangs, they told BN de Stem. They expect the explosion was an attack in the criminal environment. "They threw fire bombs through the windows", a neighbor said to the newspaper.

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Dec 14 '16 07:18

Two members of a police SWAT team were injured in an explosion in Spaarndam on Tuesday. One of them is in a serious condition, according to ANP.

The explosion happened around 6:30 p.m. on Inlaagpolder. The explosion happened in or near one of the team's cars. The two injured officers were near the car when it happened, a spokesperson for the police said to the news wire.

The spokesperson could not say exactly what happened or why the SWAT team was in Spaarndam. 

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Oct 19 '16 13:35

An explosion rocked an apartment building on West Indischekade in Groningen on Wednesday morning. The explosion happened in one of the apartments

Sep 19 '16 07:50

An explosion rocked New York city on Saturday night. 29 people were injured, but no one was killed. Dutch man Ger van der Hoeve (53) witnessed the bombing from nearby. "I'm still shaking. It really isn't something fun to experience", he said to Dutch newspaper AD.

PoliceAndCar
Aug 23 '16 07:31

An 8-year-old Dutch boy was killed in an explosion in the Swedish city of Gothenburg during the early hours of Monday morning, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to news wire ANP.

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Aug 15 '16 11:30

A 4-year-old boy passed away in hospital after being seriously injured in an explosion in a basement box on Donker Curtiusstraat in Schiedam on Friday. Three adults were also injured and are still in hospital

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Aug 5 '16 08:57

An ATM bombing in Reusel, Noord-Brabant caused quite a bit of devastation during the early hours of Friday morning. The facade of the affected building on Kerkstraat collapsed in the explosion.

Jun 24 '16 09:37

A mentally disturbed man committed suicide after causing an explosion in his home in Noordscheschut on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.

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May 30 '16 11:01

Five people were injured in an explosion at a company on Menisstraat in the Gelderland town of Dinxperlo on Monday morning. Emergency services are at the scene, the Aalten police report on Twitter.

May 9 '16 12:55

Residents of the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam were shocked awake on Monday morning when a hand grenade exploded on Oude IJselstraat around 4:15 a.m. Several parked cars were damaged, but no one was injured

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Apr 8 '16 08:21

A short but fierce fire in a Groningen home left one person injured on Thursday. Firefighters believe the fire was caused by an explosion and closed down the area around Friesestraatweg for several hours in case there was another one.

Doel Nuclear Power Plant (Source: Wikimedia/Ad Meskens)
Jan 20 '16 15:25

At least 200 people attended a meeting in Bergen op Zoom on Tuesday to find out what is going on with the Belgian nuclear power plants. Dutch residents are concerned about their safety due to the growing number of incidents and stations such as Doel, just across the border from Bergen op Zoom

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Jan 4 '16 15:05

A second person was arrested in connection with a fireworks explosion on Zalm in Ridderkerk just after midnight on New Year's. Four people were injured in the explosion and five houses and 12 cars were damaged.

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Dec 28 '15 13:45

The police visited the apartment building on Nachtegaalstraat in Drachten in which there was an explosion on Sunday night several times before the explosion, a spokesperson said in a press conference on Monday

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