Dutch news in brief, 28 March 2006

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Winds usher in spate of claims

Winds usher in spate of claims

Insurance company Interpolis received 150 damages claims following the high winds that struck mainly the south-east and the east of the Netherlands on Monday.  The number of claims is expected to rise due to the strong gusts continuing on Tuesday.

More police in trains

Railway police are to become more active in trains after the national police service KLPD announced the trial of a new proactive approach has been a success. Railway police officers are to assemble a clearer picture of crimes, covering travelling without a ticket, stealing bags and vandalism and aggression.

Man gets 16 years for prostitute murders

Rotterdam man Amitkoemar R., 23, was jailed for 16 years by an appeal court on Tuesday for ordering the murder of two prostitutes during a robber yin 2004. Last August Roberto Z., 24, was jailed for 16 years for shooting the women, aged 44 and 36.

Partial solar eclipse on Wednesday

Dutch weather bureau KNMI said on Tuesday it was difficult to predict how visible Wednesday's solar eclipse will be from the Netherlands. The weather is currently very changeable and clouds and wet conditions will play an important part in determining visibility. KNMI said on Tuesday afternoon the best chance of clear skies appeared to be along the west coast. The high point of the eclipse will be at 12.40 when a third of the sun will be covered by the moon.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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