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Apr 20 '18 07:21

A gas explosion on a motorboat in Terherne, Friesland on Thursday left a man and a woman seriously injured. They were rushed to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The man is in critical condition. The woman suffered severe burns, according to the Friesland fire department. The force of the explosion knocked the woman off the boat and into the water. Bystanders brought her to shore.

The boat was on Sneekermeer, near the town of Terherne when a gas bottle exploded. There were more gas bottles on board. Firefighters quickly removed them from the boat.

A tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam, 18 April 2018
Apr 18 '18 11:10

Multiple people were hurt when a tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

Three people were taken to hospital, none of the other passengers were hurt, the fire department reports. All passengers were removed from the bus. No one got stuck. The unharmed passengers were taken to a nearby hotel.

According to RTL Nieuws, the tour bus came from Sweden and had 42 passengers on board. Het Parool reports that there are several people with broken bones.

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Apr 18 '18 08:16

A motorist was killed in The Hague on Tuesday night after his car crashed into a canal. Bystanders tried to rescue the man out of the car, but were unsuccessful. Fire brigade divers eventually got him out of the water.

"He was resuscitated, but it was to no avail", a spokesperson for the fire department said to newspaper AD.

The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. on Soestdijksekade, the police said on Twitter. Fire brigade divers are searching for any other passengers. The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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Apr 17 '18 11:00

Two people were injured when a crane toppled on Schaardijk in Krimpen aan den IJssel on Tuesday morning. Multiple persons ended up in the IJssel river, but they have all been rescued from the water, AD reports.

One of the two injured sustained a head wound. Five other people were also checked over by paramedics.

The incident happened on the Hollandia BV site on Schaardijk. The crane was moving a bridge section when it fell over. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

Apr 11 '18 11:00

A 5-year-old child was killed in a fire in a caravan park on Ir. Molsweg in Arnhem on Wednesday morning. The fire started in a caravan in which the child's family was staying. The fire brigade responded to the park around 8:15 a.m., De Gelderlander reports.

Four other members of the family were removed from the burning caravan and treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The child died on the way to the hospital, according to the emergency services.

The caravan was completely on fire inside, according to the newspaper. Surrounding residents were evacuated.

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Apr 6 '18 08:13

A body was removed from the Waal river near Brakel after a serious accident in which a car crashed into the river on Thursday night. It is possible that the accident claimed more lives, a police spokesperson said to De Gelderlander.

The accident happened around 10:50 p.m. A car crashed into the water on Veerdam in Brakel, Gelderland, close to the ferry to Herwijnen. Eyewitnesses saw the car's headlights shine under the water for a moment before they went out. The cause of the accident is still unclear.

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Apr 3 '18 10:10

The roof of a gas station on the A58 highway in Zeeland collapsed for unknown reasons during the early hours of Monday morning, ANP reports.

The roof broke in the middle and collapsed to the ground in the shape of a V. No one was hurt. The Total gas station is located near 's-Heer Arendskerke, between Goes and Middelburg. 

The gas station was closed at the time of the collapse. The fire department investigated and concluded that the roof collapse did not cause any immediate risks for the surrounding area, according to the news wire. 

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Mar 30 '18 09:09

A warehouse filled with vintage cars was destroyed in a fire in Kerkrade, Limburg on Friday morning. The fire department has the fire under control and is working on extinguishing it, AD reports.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. in the warehouse on Wiebachstraat, near Parkstad Limburg Stadium. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No one was injured. The fire also spread to an adjacent tile store, but firefighters managed to save its showroom.

Mar 23 '18 08:47

Franeker smells like caramel on Friday morning. According to the fire brigade, this is due to an overnight fire in a candy factory in the Friesland city, ANP reports.

A fire broke out in candy factory Royal Steensma during the early hours of Friday morning. The burning sugar caused a caramel-like smell in the air.

The Royal Steensma building was destroyed by the fire. No one was injured. The fire is under control

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Mar 19 '18 09:28

A houseboat on Oegstgeesterweg in Leiden is sinking due to a leak. Despite enormous effort by the fire department, the house boat can not be saved, the fire brigade said on Twitter on Monday morning. The family living in the houseboat got out unharmed, NU.nl reports.

The fire department started pumping water out of the houseboat around 5:50 a.m. on Monday. But the water put so much pressure on the houseboat that the shore anchor broke, making the houseboat unstable. 

Truck carrying sodium hydroxide crashes near Eersel, A67 highway closed in both directions; 16 Mar 2018
Mar 16 '18 07:53

Te A67 highway between Eindhoven and Antwerp is closed in both directions near Eersel after a tanker carrying a hazardous, corrosive substance crashed through the middle rail on Friday morning.

The truck was carrying sodium hydroxide, according to Eindhovens Dagblad. The accident happened just after 5:30 a.m. The truck, traveling from the direction of Eindhoven, crashed through the middle rail and toppled. A car then crashed into the truck, causing a leak.

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Mar 14 '18 14:40

The fire department responded to Eindhoven Airbase on Wednesday morning after the cockpit of a Hercules C130 suddenly filled with smoke, the fire brigade said on Twitter.

The military plane was still on the ground when this happened. The six crew members on board immediately turned off the engines and left the aircraft. No one was hurt. 

What caused the smoke is still unclear. Defense is investigating, according to the fire brigade. 

Other aviation traffic was not hindered.

A truck crashed into a viaduct on the A28 at Leusden, 13 March 2018
Mar 13 '18 11:40

A truck crashed into a pillar of a viaduct on te A28 at Leusden-Zuid on Tuesday morning. The highway from Utrecht to Amersfoort is closed, the traffic information services report on twitter. 

The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. The truck driver is trapped in the truck, according to the police. The fire department is at the scene, and placed screens around the scene of the accident. A trauma helicopter is also at the scene, AD reports.

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Mar 8 '18 09:17

Two people were injured in a large fire in a warehouse behind a house on Korte Bunder in Hoeven, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Thursday morning. Several explosions were heard in the warehouse. The wounded persons were taken to hospital for treatment, ANP reports.

The fire started shortly after midnight. The explosions heard were caused by items stored in the warehouse. 

Ice nearly melted from the water along Oudezijds Kolk in Amsterdam Centrum, 5 March 2018
Mar 5 '18 11:39

A skater was rescued from the icy waters of the Langeraarse Plassen in Ter Aar on Sunday some 40 minutes after he fell through the thin ice, RTL Nieuws reports.

The man was rescued by divers from the fire department, a police officer and a bystander. He was rushed to hospital. Paramedics examined the rescuers at the scene. They were unharmed. 

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Mar 1 '18 08:21

A large fire in a home on Karel Doormanstraat in Haaksbergen left one person dead on Wednesday evening. The victim hasn't been identified yet, ANP reports.

The fire department received a report about the fire around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Due to the enormous heat and flames, firefighters could not enter the home immediately and had to extinguish the fire from the outside. When they later managed to get into the home, they found the victim. The home was destroyed by the fire. 

Ice Skating in Hoogerheide, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Feb 28 '18 14:31

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. 

Ice skating on the Haterse Vennen, 22 Jan 2017
Feb 26 '18 16:10

With, the Dutch fire department issued a statement warning skating enthusiasts to be extra careful when deciding whether or not to take on the natural ice.

Feb 21 '18 07:19

Multiple people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of 13 people were treated for smoke inhalation, 11 of which were taken to hospital, AD reports.

The building in question is assisted living location Roobrughof. It houses young people with psychological problems. 

The fire started in a meter cupboard on the third floor of the five story building. When fire fighters arrived, a container on the ground floor also turned out to be on fire.

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Feb 15 '18 07:43

An explosive was found on Beatrixstraat in NIeuwegein on Thursday morning. The street was evacuated and closed off to the public while explosive experts investigate.

The police responded to the street around 6:30 a.m., police spokesperson Martin de Wit said to RTV Utrecht. 

There is a school in the area. It is not yet clear whether students will be able to get to the school this morning.

Feb 12 '18 07:38

A man was seriously injured in an explosion in his third floor flat on Harry Meijerstraat in Venlo on Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to the burns center in Aken with a trauma helicopter, NU.nl reports.

The explosion caused a fire, which firefighters quickly managed to get under control. Seven people, including a number of first-responders, were checked over by paramedics because they breathed smoke. 

The apartment in which the explosion happened was declared uninhabitable. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

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Feb 5 '18 07:57

A fire broke out in a home on Bilderdijkstraat in Vlijmen during the early hours of Monday morning. A neighbor noticed the fire around 01:15 a.m. and managed to get the woman living in the burning home outside before she sustained any injuries, Omroep Brabant reports.

The neighbor, a retired firefighter, woke up when the smoke alarms in his home went off. While his wife called the fire department, he went to his neighbor's home to see if he could help. He found a lot of smoke in the first floor of her home. He located the woman in her burning bedroom and helped her outside.

Truck blown over on the A50 near Heteren, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 10:56

Dutch infrastructure department Rijkswaterstaat is warning motorists to stay off the roads as strong winds brought by a western storm rage over the country. A c for large parts of the country. The emergency call center is jammed up with people calling about storm damage. The police call on people in the Netherlands to only use emergency number 112 to report actual emergencies.

Jan 15 '18 09:02

A massive fire in a monumental building on Voorstraat in Velddriel early on Sunday morning largely destroyed the homes of 17 people, including a week old baby and a pregnant woman. A cannabis plantation was discovered during the extinguishing of the fire, the police confirmed. Whether the plantation was responsible for the fire is not yet clear.

The fire started around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The building is currently uninhabitable, Omroep Gelderland reports. The back side of the building sustained significant damage - the roof collapse and most of the windows are broken. 

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