The Lingewaard town hall, located in Bemmel, will be closed for months due to damage sustained when a car carrying two gas bottles crashed into it during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The public hall and areas behind the counters were destroyed, the Telegraaf reports.
A car crashed into the town hall of Lingewaard, located in the Gelderland village of Bemmel, during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The car contained two gas bottles, one of which exploded and caused a fire. The driver was killed, according to the police.
The killed motorist was found "in the vicinity" of the car, a spokesperson for the fire department said to NOS. The fire caused major damage to the town hall.
The former town hall of Wolvega, Friesland was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday night. The upper floor of the monumental building burnt out completely, and the ground floor sustained significant damage, NU.nl reports.
The building on Heerenveenseweg is listed as a national monument. The fire was first reported around 10:15 p.m. The Fryslân fire department responded with a lot of man power. By 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters had the fire under control, though were still working on extinguishing it.
One person was buried under rubble when part of the former Woerden town hall collapsed during demolition work on Friday morning. The person's condition is unclear. So far the fire department couldn't make contact, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Urecht said to NU.nl.
Rescuers can't start searching for the victim, due to the risk of collapse. Specialists are on their way to assess the situation.
According to ANP, the second floor collapsed during sawing work and it took the first floor with it.
Waalre is rebuilding its town hall. Construction started on Monday, over four years after an attack left the building destroyed in 2012, the Telegraaf reports.
The new town hall will be in the same location as the burned building. The walls of the old building that remained standing form part of the design for the new building.
The municipality address is being threatened by a man who has been in conflict with the municipality Reusel-de Mierden for years, the Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
The mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, is fully aware that he rode solo on the decision to house convicted pedophile Benno L., in Leiden.