Three killed as car plunges into canal near Lelystad (update)

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Three people have been killed in an accident on the A6 between Lelystad and Almere when a car plunged into a canal.

The dead were later named as actor John Wijdenbosch (44), his wife (36) and daughter aged four. Wijdenbosch, who was born in Paramaribo, was best known for his role as Bjorn in the film and television series Costa!

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Police were alerted to the incident around 9am when witnesses reported something was in the water. It is unclear, as yet, how the accident happened. Two lanes of the A6 heading for Almere were closed while the investigation got underway.

In another fatal accident on Monday, a 37-year-old woman was killed when a lorry crashed into the cargo bike she was riding in the centre of Breda. Her daughter, thought to be aged about four, was unharmed, police said.

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