Sunday 04 December 2022

Six people die as truck ploughs into barbecue party, investigation continues


Six people died when a truck drove off a dyke in Nieuw-Beijerland on Saturday ploughing into a group of people having having a barbecue, police have said.

Seven people were injured in the accident, one of whom is in a serious condition.

Police have since confirmed that three of the deadly victims were members of one family from the village of Goudswaard, including a 28-year-old  woman who was eight months pregnant.

Local media say at least ‘a few dozen’ people attended the barbecue. ‘Nieuw-Bijerland is a close-knit community and this has had a huge impact,’ acting mayor Charlie Aproot told regional broadcaster Rijnmond.

Police are calling on witnesses who may have videos of the event to come forward

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