Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal

Water police
Sep 10 '18 10:50

A speedboat and a tanker collided with each other at the mouth of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the IJ during the early hours of Saturday morning. Seven people were injured, four of whom sustained serious injuries, ANP reports.

The injured people were all on the speedboat, which was sailing at high speed. An alcohol test was done on the captain of the speedboat, because the police suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.

The accident happened around 00:45 a.m. on Saturday. The speedboat was seriously damaged, the tanker's damages were minor. 

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Apr 11 '18 14:20

A train was evacuated at Amsterdam Amstel station on Wednesday morning after passengers smelled gas. One passenger became unwell, Het Parool reports.

The train was traveling from Utrecht to Amsterdam when passengers smelled gas near Breukelen station around 8:50 a.m. When one passenger fell ill, it was decided to evacuate the train at Amstel station. Emergency services treated the unwell passenger at the station.

Reconstruction of a head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal near Breukelen in 2006
Jan 20 '17 17:05

The Dutch police reopened a cold case of a severed head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, near Breukelen in July 2006. Using new techniques the police reconstructed the head and new information indicates that the victim is a Colombian or Ecuadorian man between the ages of 42 and 45 years, the police in Huizen said.

In September 2005 a burnt body was found in a case in a forest near Huizen. The body's head and hands were missing. The rest of the body parts, including the head, were found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal almost a year later. 

Mar 15 '16 14:25

A 22 year old man from Utrecht confessed to raping multiple women in the city over the past years. The suspect made his confession after being arrested two months ago in connection with a rape case dating from 2012.

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