Wednesday, October 5

Six dead and 7 injured in an accident involving a Spanish truck in the Netherlands

At least six people have died and another seven have been injured in an accident involving a transport truck belonging to the Spanish company El Mosca, which crashed yesterday into a neighborhood barbecue in the Netherlands, announced this Sunday the Dutch police, who are holding the driver, a 46-year-old Spaniard. One of the seven injured is in serious condition, added the police.

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The freight vehicle, which had the sign of the Spanish company “El Mosca” printed on it, crashed yesterday afternoon against a group of dozens of people who were celebrating a barbecue at the foot of a dam near the town of Nieuw- Beijerland, in the province of South Holland and near the port city of Rotterdam.

The police are detaining the driver of the truck, a 46-year-old man of Spanish nationality, on suspicion of causing a fatal traffic accident, although the agents have stressed that he has not tested positive for alcohol, so he was not going drunk.

The authorities are investigating the causes of the accident and have already requested the collaboration of neighbors and bystanders who may have photos or videos to clarify the circumstances of this tragedy.

At the moment, the police know that the truck was parked near the dam before the accident and then the vehicle began to move for unknown reasons.

Charlie Aptroot, mayor of the town, told NOS public television that the tragic accident “has a great impact on the neighbors” of Nieuw-Beijerland and assured that “it is a very close-knit community, and people just want to know now how their neighbors are doing. loved ones or good friends.