Nine tourists pulled out of the Prinsengracht after minibus drives in

Photo: ANP / Hollandse Hoogte / Inter Visual Studio
Photo: ANP / Hollandse Hoogte / Inter Visual Studio

A minibus carrying nine tourists ended up in Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht on Saturday afternoon, apparently after efforts to park the vehicle on the edge of the canal went wrong.

The bus plunged into the water and began to sink while people watched and shouted for help. One bystander, said by AT5 to be a 29-year-old Amsterdammer, jumped into the canal to try to help the rescue effort.

All nine people managed to get out of the vehicle before it disappeared under the water. Two of them were slightly injured and taken to hospital for a check up.

The minibus was later wynched out of the canal by the fire brigade.

According to Dutch media reports, the nine were tourists, but it is unclear if they were Dutch or foreign visitors.

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