Limburg

Police officers on the street
May 27 '20 11:10

Two people were injured in a shooting on Retersbekerweg in Klimmen, Limburg on Tuesday evening. Three people were arrested, including the two who were injured, the police said in a statement. One person was still at large, police added.

The shooting happened at around 7:00 p.m. The police are investigating exactly what happened that led to the dispute. "A fight between two families was probably the reason for the incident," the police said.

Transmission mast
May 25 '20 11:20

A transmission mast on Olieberg in Roermond was found burning during the early hours of Monday morning. The Limburg police suspect arson and call on witnesses to come forward.

The fire was discovered at around 1:00 a.m., according to 1Limburg. Police were at the scene throughout the night, performing technical investigation and searching the area with a sniffer dog. 

Nasal swab test
May 23 '20 10:50

Classes will not resume at De Veldhof primary school in Eygelshoven next week after four staff members were found to be infected with Covid-19, the municipal health service GGD Zuid Limburg has confirmed. The school will have to hold its classes remotely for the time being, the GGD told news outlet 1Limburg on Friday, a day after the the infections were disclosed.

Transmission mast
May 22 '20 14:50

The police are looking for a specific dark-colored car in connection with a transmission mast on the A67 near Maasbree being set on fire on May 1st. "The police are asking the public to assist in the investigation for this car and to share information about the possible escape route," the police said on Friday.

Empty classroom
May 21 '20 17:14

Four employees at a single primary school in the Limburg town of Eygelshoven were diagnosed with Covid-19, local broadcaster L1 reported, based on information from municipal health service GGD Zuid-Limburg​. On the basis of these results, the school is now considering how to proceed, with primary schools set to transition back to their full classrooms on June 1.

Firefighters
May 12 '20 20:40

An apartment fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday left two people dead and two others injured in Landgraaf. The two dead bodies had not been identified by Tuesday afternoon, and a police and forensic investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing.

It started at about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on the Lindestraat, police said in a statement. Ambulances and police officers were dispatched to the scene as firefighters tackled the flames. The first responders evacuated apartments in the three-story building and searched for survivors.

Dutch police car
May 4 '20 17:10

Two persons suspected of an attempted ATM bombing in Germany were arrested in Weert  in Limburg during the early hours of Monday morning. An explosive was found in the car the suspects used, the police said in a statement. The explosive was safely disposed of by the police's explosive removal department.

A police dog celebrating King’s Day at home. April 27, 2020
Apr 27 '20 19:06

Police in the Netherlands issued 719 fines for social distancing violations over the long King's Day weekend, authorities said at the end of Monday afternoon. More fines were handed out on Saturday, 345, than on Sunday, when 309 people were ticketed.

Officers followed that up by giving out just 65 tickets on Monday, as of 4 p.m. Police said the normally bustling holiday was "very quiet" this year.

Chinook helicopters from the Ministry of Defense helping to fight a fire in National Park De Meinweg near Herkenbosch in Limburg, 23 April 2020
Apr 23 '20 13:00

The some 4,200 residents of the Limburg town of Herkenbosch are still not allowed to return to their homes due to a fire still raging in National Park De Meinweg. On Thursday, the fire brigade is using drones and Defense helicopters to try and get the fire under control.

Fire in National Park de Meinweg in Limburg, 21 April 2020
Apr 22 '20 08:14

The residents of the Limburg town of Herkenbosch were all evacuated on Tuesday night due to a massive wildfire in National Park de Meinweg. Local safety region Veiligheidsregio Limburg-Noord called the evacuation a precaution to prevent risks to public health. The smoke released by the fire contains high concentrations of carbon monoxide. The around 4,200 evacuated residents will not be able to return home until this afternoon at the earliest, the safety region said to 1Limburg.

Brandweer fire department Volkswagen
Apr 20 '20 19:15

One person was injured after a large fire broke out at a campground and vacation park in Nutter, Overijssel on Monday. The fire was one of several which led authorities to distribute an NL-Alert to warn citizens to stay away from the area, and keep clear of smoke.

Hospital
Apr 10 '20 12:39

In the week from March 30 to April 5 an estimated 5,100 people in the Netherlands died, around 2 thousand more that the weekly average for the first 10 weeks of 2020, Statistics Netherlands said on Friday. The number of deaths among elderly people in particular increased. 

Hague police officer
Mar 29 '20 15:51

Municipal authorities across the Netherlands reported several incidents where they intervened to enforce a strict personal distance requirement and a ban on groups in public of more than two people. The strict requirements were part of a package of measures introduced by the Dutch government to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Dutch police car
Mar 28 '20 15:15

Since the coronavirus pandemic began in late February, police have arrested at least ten different people for threatening police, bus drivers and supermarket staff with a coronavirus infection by spitting at them or coughing on them. The incidents are causing more concern among police officers, who have already modified their approach to criminal and domestic intervention because of the ongoing health crisis.

Dr. Milly Haverkort, an infectious diseases and internal medicine specialist, demonstrates a coronavirus exam at the GGD Kennemerland. February 2020.
Mar 16 '20 18:01

Tilburg and Breda, the two cities in the Netherlands home to the most patients with coronavirus, were also the two cities with the biggest increase in patients since Sunday. Both cities are located in the Noord-Brabant province, where at least 554 of the country's 1,413 patients reside. 

The patient data released by the RIVM showed that 249 of the country's 355 municipalities are home to at least one coronavirus patient. All 12 provinces in the Netherlands now have at least 10 people who have been screened by health officials and diagnosed with the virus. 

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima opening the King's games in Enschede, 26 April 2013
Mar 16 '20 16:29

The city of Maastricht has announced that the annual King’s Day celebration will not be held this year due to measures needed to “combat the coronavirus.” The city was set to host the Dutch royal family on the April 27 holiday, the birthday of King Willem-Alexander.

A doctor with the Dutch flag
Mar 15 '20 15:24

There were 446 known cases of residents testing positive with coronavirus in the province of Noord-Brabant, figures released by health agency RIVM showed on Sunday. The increase of 43 patients meant the province was far outpacing any of the other 11 in terms of new cases discovered. It was home to over 41 percent of all patients in the Netherlands, based on the known residences of 1,077 patients, the RIVM said.

Stock image of a doctor with a blood sample tested for coronavirus
Mar 14 '20 18:00

There was a significant increase in emergent coronavirus cases in the cities of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, and both Maastricht and Sittard-Geleen in Limburg. Exactly 200 municipalities of 355 had at least one resident who has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 variant of the virus. The 959 patients in the Netherlands, including 12 who later died, resided in cities spread across every province in the Netherlands.

Sandbags placed to protect Vlodrop castle against overflowing Roer river, 12 March 2020
Mar 12 '20 16:20

The Limburg Water Board placed huge sandbags in Vlodrop to protect a castle against water overflowing from the Roer river. The Roer usually flows at 100 cubic meters of water per second, but that increased to 120 cubic meters per second on Thursday. The water level already reached its height and is now falling again, NOS reports.

Coronavirus Covid-19
Mar 8 '20 14:41

Two patients diagnosed separately with coronavirus in the Netherlands died in their hospital beds this weekend, health agency RIVM confirmed. In the past 24 hours, another 77 have tested positive for the Covid-19 strain of the virus making the country's total number of patients 265, a 41 percent increase.

The patients who passed away include an 86-year-old man who was being treated at the Bernhoven Hospital in Uden, and an 82-year-old man at the Zuyderland Medical Center in Sittard-Geleen. "The source of these patients' infection is under investigation," the RIVM stated.​

Meteor photographed during the maximum of the Perseid swarm, 12 Aug 2016
Mar 3 '20 09:41

People from across the Netherlands and several places in Belgium reported seeing a very bright flash of light at around 00:40 a.m. on Tuesday. The flash was caused by a meteor moving through the atmosphere from an easterly direction, according to NOS.

Politie patch on a Dutch police officer's uniform
Mar 2 '20 17:45

A man found dead in his home in Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant early Monday morning likely died as the result of a crime, police said. Few details were released in the case, with Boxmeer residents concerned by a stabbing during a home invasion robbery there last week, and another stabbing in front of the town hall the week prior.

Stock image of a doctor with a blood sample tested for coronavirus
Feb 27 '20 21:32

A Dutch person who traveled to the Lombardy region of Italy is the first in the Netherlands to have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus strain, Dutch health agency RIVM announced Thursday evening. The man, which BD reported as a 56-year-old from Loon op Zand, Noord-Brabant, was placed in quarantine, authorities confirmed.

Coronavirus Covid-19
Feb 27 '20 14:20

The German health authorities are looking for the around 300 people who attended a carnival party in Langbroich, just across the border with the Netherlands, earlier this month. At least three, possibly four people who attended this event have been diagnosed with coronavirus Covid-19. 

Pages

Subscribe to