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Car Crash Into Dutch Parade Kills Several  
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

At today´s Koninginnedag (queenday) parade in Apeldoorn a car drove into a crowd watching the queen and other members of the royal family drive by metres away.

The car drove at high speed through the barriers and the crowd injuring 23 (6 severe) and killing 2. The mayor of Apeldoorn, Fred de Graaf, was overheard by a local TV station saying that this must have been intentional and not an accident. The police are investigating.

According to eye witnesses police had fired shots at the car, and the driver was unconcious as he drove into the crowd. However, details are still very sketchy. An official press conference is expected in the next few minutes.

The queen was nearby the accident as it happened. She and the rest of the dignitaries are taken into safety at the nearby palace "Het Loo". The festivities in Apeldoorn have been cancelled. Festivities in the rest of the country continue as planned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8026967.stm


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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

From the press conference a few minutes ago:

5 severely injured (1 police officer)
8 minor injuries (1 police officer)
4 casualties

Festivities in Apeldoorn cancelled. Several festivities nationwide have also been cancelled.

Driver of the car is injured but has been detained. His house is being searched now. Apparantly the driver indicated he intentionally caused the accident!



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Some more videos here.

A sad day for the Netherlands  Sad



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3738 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Just goes to show... All it takes is a nutjob.

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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I got a call from a friend in Amsterdam who told me about it. After that I walked home to check the news.
I live in Amstelveen, and in no time everybody knew it and that has been the subject for the rest of the day.

I just heard on the news that the one who did it is a father who is not allowed to meet his children as they live with their mother.
So the solution to that is naturally to cause a disaster which will for sure secure that he wont see his kids for many years to come!

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User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Give me one good reason why this lunatic deserves to live? I believe that Its high time that Europe reintroduced the death penalty.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

5th dead, confirmed NOT to be the driver of the car


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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30495873

Apparently, he admitted that he was attempting to attack members of the Dutch royal family.



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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Associated Press is reporting:

"APELDOORN, Netherlands - A Dutch driver careened through police barriers and plowed into a crowd of merrymakers cheering their popular queen Thursday, in a premeditated assault on the royal family that killed five bystanders and injured 12 others, authorities said.

The speeding car, already dented apparently from catapulting bystanders into the air, passed within a few meters of the open-topped bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family down a parade route, then smashed into a stone monument.

"I think that it has become clear that this happened with premeditation," Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said.

Prosecutors said the driver, badly injured and still in his crumpled car, acknowledged targeting the queen and her family.

"The man said that his action was aimed at the royal family," said prosecutor Ludo Goossens."

SOURCE: .http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30495873/



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1845 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
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I was celebrating queens day at Amsterdam when it happened, the news spread like fire... IMO they should have that person look at the sun one more time, then lock him up for the rest of his life without ever seeing the sun again.

May all the fatalities rest in peace.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

What a sad situation on what is supposed to be a celebration of the well loved Queen and family. I assume that the mental state of the attacker will be assessed, but no matter what that is, I hope he ends up in jail for the rest of his natural life. Still that is better than than those seriously injured and those killed and their families.

User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

The bastard who did this died last night due to his injuries. (link is in Dutch)
http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/3...r_Apeldoorn_overleden__.html?p=2,1
He got away easy I would say as he don't need to face the court.

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Sudden



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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1575 times:



Quoting RJAF (Reply 5):
Give me one good reason why this lunatic deserves to live? I believe that Its high time that Europe reintroduced the death penalty.

This isn't the thread for that.  Yeah sure

I saw this on another forum last night, and was shocked at the photos of it.

http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ion=view¤t=1241088592484.jpg

I won't post the whole thing, it's about 1500px wide.


User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1563 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 12):
and was shocked at the photos of it.

That photo should be removed! It has no value to anyone.

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Sudden



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User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1426 times:



Quoting Sudden (Reply 13):
That photo should be removed! It has no value to anyone.

It does to rubber neckers like me. No. Actually it brings it into focus a little more. Otherwise it would just be another headline that I wouldnt pay much attention to, like another car bombing in Baghdad. Imagine if we got live footage and pictures like this every time something happened in Iraq or Palestine etc. It would motivate alot of people to do more to stop it. Imagine the anger everywhere if we had live action pictures like this for everytime somebody got murdered in Gaza recently. Israelis wouldnt be able to go abroad for it.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12391 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
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There were photos in the free Metro newspaper here in the UK (London area). I have to admit I was surprised how graphic they were.


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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

A lot of news crews were there due to the Royal family, so they feeded us with different camera angles from this tragic event.
I can not really see the point or need to see this as it's very graphic.

Quoting Yak42 (Reply 14):
Imagine if we got live footage and pictures like this every time something happened in Iraq or Palestine etc. It would motivate alot of people to do more to stop it

Rather ignorant comparison to be honest. Not to say that the bombings are not horrific, but you can be very clear of the fact that you can not prevent or stop people from doing what they are doing.

Here in The Netherlands media have targeted the security surrounding the Royal family, and media is getting the same answer all the time "You can not take precautionary actions towards everything."
So I don't see how you think that this can be prevented in the future by showing live footage and images.

Aim for the sky!
Sudden



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