Dutch news in brief, 31 July 2006

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Warmest July in three centuries

Warmest July in three centuries

The longest heatwave in 30 years ended on Monday as the daytime temperature dipped below 25 degrees. Weather bureau KNMI said the second heatwave in July lasted 16 days, one behind the heatwave of 1976 and two days shorter than one in 1975. KNMI also said this month was the warmest July in at least three centuries.

Murdered Germans were robbery victims

The elderly German couple found dead at the Mussel canal in Groningen were the victims of robbery, the police said on Monday. The suspects wanted the couple's car. Two Polish national, aged 17 and 24, and a Dutch girl, 15 were arrested a week after the bodies were found.

Cyclists saved from sand bank

A rescue boat plucked a woman and three children from a sand bank on the island of Schiermonnikoog. The four accidentally cycled on to the bank despite noticing warning people not to. The woman panicked and used her mobile phone to raise the alarm when the sea started to close in.

Dutch hurt in Portugal crash

Eight Dutch tourists were injured, six seriously, when a jeep crashed in the south of Portugal on Monday. The Portuguese driver was killed. The two most seriously injured passengers were airlifted to hospital.  

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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