Near Rotterdam, a truck ran over people who were participating in a barbecue in the neighborhood: dead and injured
Supposed to be a carefree neighborhood party in late August, it turned into a tragedy with dead and wounded. The drama took place on Saturday night Dutchto me new bayerland, I’m waiting Zuidzijdsedijk, About 30 km south Rotterdam. At least three people were killed and several others were injured. Three air ambulances were called to the site, as well as a rescue company. The disaster was caused by a truck that veered off the road and forced the people who were participating in a Barbecue.
The More seriously injured They were taken to the hospital. “We were just having a nice barbecue and saw a truck parked at the intersection – one witness explained to AP -. It was terrible. Several people were dragged. At that moment everything goes through you: helplessness and disbelief.”
A woman spoke of two bloodied babies held in her arms: “We also saw a woman lying in the garden. It is a terrible drama. Here everyone knows each other.”
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else witnessHe arrived at the scene of the tragedy 10 minutes after the accident and reported seeing “people crying and police officers running.” “What should have been a party ended with a big play,” he added, visibly shaken.
Hoeksche Waard’s deputy mayor, Paul Bogard, went to the drama theater and spoke with aid workers. “He lives in New Bayerland,” says a municipal spokesperson. “He was also there for the emergency service.”
At the weekend the mayor of the municipality went to Friesland, but, having learned the bad news, he immediately set out on his way back, that is, on his way to the village he ran.
Truck driver arrested
Dutch police arrested the driver of the truck that caused the tragedy. The man, who was unhurt, was taken into police custody.
Law enforcement agencies have begun investigating the causes of the accident. According to preliminary information, the truck belongs to a company based in Spain.
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