A large gas explosion in The Hague in January shows that cast iron gas pipelines pose a risk to the entire Netherlands, the state supervision on mines SodM concluded after investigating the explosion in the crawl space of the Hague apartment building. There are still 3,830 kilometers of dangerous gas pipelines in the Netherlands, and network operators must remove and replace these pipelines more quickly, the SodM said, NOS reports.
An explosion that leveled a housing block in The Hague in January, was not deliberately caused, the police said in a statement. After extensive investigation, the police found no indications of premeditation. Investigators "strongly take into account" that the explosion was the result of a gas leak.
New footage surfaced of a gas explosion on an van der Heijdenstraat in The Hague that leveled a building on Sunday. The footage was recorded by a surveillance camera.
The video shows a blast with a large flame, followed by the building's facade collapsing.
Even though 10 people were injured in a large explosion on Jan van der Heijdenstraat in The Hague on Sunday, the blast that left three apartments destroyed could have ended so much worse. It is a miracle that no one died, firefighters and experts said to broadcaster NOS.
A 28-year-old man rescued after being trapped in the rubble of a collapsed house in The Hague for eight hours on Sunday, is currently in intensive care in hospital. He had surgery done on both his legs, but is doing well under the circumstances, his cousin told broadcaster NOS.
The operation to rescue a man trapped in the rubble of a Hague building leveled by a gas explosion on Sunday, was extremely dangerous, according to the fire department. Rescue workers did their work in the middle of the building, the front of which had been blown away. There were great concerns that the rest of the building would collapse around them, NU.nl reports.
At least nine people were injured in a natural gas explosion at a housing block in The Hague, the fire department said. Emergency crews saved three people from the resultant building collapse, but there was still one person trapped that rescuers knew about.
By 6:50 p.m., the fire department personnel made contact with the trapped person. A plan was being crafted to safely rescue the victim, a 28-year-old man, the fire department confirmed to several media outlets.