Dutch holiday makers killed in car accident

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9 July 2004 AMSTERDAM − Two young Dutch holiday makers were killed and six others injured in a car accident late on Thursday night near Cologne in Germany. Police said one of the injured victims is in a serious condition.

9 July 2004
 
AMSTERDAM − Two young Dutch holiday makers were killed and six others injured in a car accident late on Thursday night near Cologne in Germany. Police said one of the injured victims is in a serious condition.

The accident occurred on the Cologne-bound lanes on the A57 motorway just over the Dutch-German border at Uedem, news agency ANP reported.

The victims were among a group of 16 Dutch nationals travelling in two vehicles to Romania, news service NOS reported. The deceased victims have been identified as a 21-year-old woman from Brakel and a 23-year-old man, of Nieuw-Beijerland.

The accident occurred when the first vehicle suddenly swerved at a great speed to overtake a slower car. The second mini van saw the oncoming car too late and the driver lost control. The vehicle crashed into roadside trees, photos indicated.

A spokesman from the emergency centre of Dutch motorists association ANWB said four of the injured victims were to return home on Friday, but two victims were to stay in hospital. Neither the police nor ANWB released details of their injuries.

The occupants of the first car were unhurt, but have received assistance from emergency service personnel. They will also return to the Netherlands on Friday. Family of the involved youths arrived in Germany to offer their support after the accident.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news + tourists + accident + Germany

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