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Police officers with a circus elephant that wandered into a garden in Ommen, 8 August 2018
Aug 9 '18 15:40

An Ommen resident had a very unexpected visitor on Wednesday afternoon. An elephant wandered into his garden and started eating his pear tree. The man called the police, and after convincing them that he was not joking, police officers responded to the scene. 

"On the way to the address - in the outskirts of Ommen - we wondered how in heavens name we were supposed to catch an elephant. This was a first for us", the Ommen police said on Facebook. 

Las Lambras in Barcelona, the morning after a terrorist attack left 13 people dead and over 100 hurt, 18 Aug 2017
Aug 18 '17 12:30

A 16-year-old girl from Ommen broke both her legs in a afternoon. A van crashed into a crowd of people on the Rambla, killing 13 people and injuring over 100, including three Dutch. The other two Dutch victims are also from Ommen, RTV Oost reports.

Wire stretched over a mountain bike path in Ommen; 17 May 2017
May 22 '17 12:50

Two mountain bikers were tripped up by a piece of wire spanned across a mountain bike path in Ommen last week, the police said on Facebook. Why the wire was placed there is unclear, but the police believe it to be a very dangerous prank.

Both mountain bikers escaped unharmed and are doing well, according to the Ommen police. "But it could've ended much differently", the police write on Facebook. The wire spanned over a mountain bike path near Waterschapsheuvel. It came from the fence of a nearby meadow. 

Derailed Arriva train crane accident
Feb 24 '16 08:11

The train driver that was killed when an Arriva train crashed into a crane in Dalfsen on Tuesday, is a 49-year-old man from Kampen, the police announced. Kampen mayor Bort Koelewijn confirmed that his name was Eric Breet. Colleagues and friends are shocked by his death

Monster Truck
Sep 30 '14 07:43

The province of Overijssel has cancelled five upcoming monster truck shows out of respect for the victims and surviving relatives of last weekend's tragic accident in Haaksbergen that claimed three lives, the NOS reports.

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