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May 11 '16 10:10

The police and customs raided cafe Marcelino in Vught as part as an investigation into illegal prostitution on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested

May 9 '16 15:40

Between 15 and 20 cats were killed when a home in Zeist, Utrecht caught fire on Monday morning. The resident managed to escape the burning home, but could not save her pets, according to regional safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht.

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

May 6 '16 09:57

A deer led Utrecht firefighters on quite a chase through Leidsche Rijn on Thursday morning

May 4 '16 09:40

A large fire completely destroyed the Harbour Club Cafe in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning. Offices located around the cafe also sustained smoke damage.

Apr 25 '16 09:17

Shipping traffic in Grijpskerk, Groningen was brought to a standstill on Monday morning as divers search for a man that fell into the water. A helicopter was also deployed to help with the search.

Apr 20 '16 08:45

One man was killed when the van he was in crashed into a tree on the N709 near Biddinghuizen on Wednesday morning. The five other people in the van were injured, several of them seriously, according to the police.

Apr 18 '16 07:52

One person was seriously injured in IJmuiden on Monday morning when a fire in a gym spread over to an adjacent cafe. The rest of the about 30 people in the cafe were able to get out before being 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.

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.

Mar 31 '16 07:22

The Rotterdam broadcasting tower that caught fire on Wednesday is back online, a spokesperson for owner Alticom announced shortly after midnight. All radio stations that use the tower and had problems broadcasting, should be back on the air by Thursday morning

Mar 30 '16 14:32

A fire broke out in a broadcast tower on Anthony Fokkerweg on the Waalhaven in Rotterdam. One worker is trapped in the tower. Several radio stations are having problems broadcasting due to the fire.

Mar 30 '16 10:42

A fire in an ice cream factory in Hengelo led to two apartment buildings being evacuated during the early hours of Wednesday morning. There is a serious suspicion that arson was involved, one employee of the factory said to newspaper Tubantia.

Mar 28 '16 16:20

A visitor to the Dolfijn bowling center in Tilburg managed to catch the start of a fire that eventually destroyed the entire complex on camera. The fire started around 11:00 p.m. on Friday night. By Saturday morning, only the front of the building was still standing.

Mar 21 '16 16:15

The police arrested a man on Sunday for setting fire to his home on Prins Bernhardlaan in Best while his two daughters were still inside. A neighbor managed to rescue the girls, aged 8 and 15 years, from the burning building in time.

Mar 9 '16 07:26

A large fire in Amersfoort had the emergency services working through the night. Firefighters are still working on extinguishing the fire. As far as is known, no one was hurt. No asbestos was released in the fire, according to safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht.

Mar 7 '16 08:27

A small fire broke out in the ABN Amro headquarters on Zuidas in Amsterdam on Sunday night. About 30 people were working in the building when the fire started. They were evacuated and no one was injured

Feb 19 '16 15:30

The police and fire department are investigating different techniques to put out fires that could help preserve forensic evidence, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan said on Friday. According to the Telegraaf, he responded to questions raised by conservative VVD party city counselor Dilan Yesilgöz, who suggested that getaway care fires should be extinguished with as little water as possible so that DNA is not washed away from a potential crime scene.

Feb 18 '16 15:50

An Amsterdam dog walker jumped into the cold waters of the IJ river to rescue one of his charges. The man was walking eight dogs when one of them suddenly decided to jump into the icy water near the Silodam, an eyewitness told the police

Feb 16 '16 07:33

One person was killed in a fire in a home on Enckelaan in Bilthoven on Tuesday morning. Three other residents of the building managed to escape and were taken to the hospital, a spokesperson for the local safety office confirmed

Feb 11 '16 10:02

Four brave bystanders rescued a mother and her toddler after their car crashed into an Amsterdam canal on Tuesday. The four men dived in after the car and managed to pull the two out.

Vught prison
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

asylum seekers
Jan 27 '16 10:06

Emergency services broke up a massive brawl in the emergency asylum shelter in Rosmalen on Tuesday night. No one was injured. Some 100 asylum seekers were involved in the fight

Jan 25 '16 11:26

Between 30 and 40 asylum seekers fell ill in the Arnhem asylum center on Sunday. After investigation, the fire department believes they probably have the flu, with symptoms including fever and nausea


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