Fire in Scheveningen prison

24th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 September 2007, THE HAGUE – Two prisoners were injured in a fire in the prison in Scheveningen on Sunday night. Two floors of the penitentiary had to be evacuated, the fire brigade has reported.

24 September 2007

THE HAGUE – Two prisoners were injured in a fire in the prison in Scheveningen on Sunday night. Two floors of the penitentiary had to be evacuated, the fire brigade has reported.

The fire started when a piece of electric equipment in a cell short circuited. The fire is not a case of arson, according to the fire brigade. The two prisoners could not return to their cells for the night because of the smoke and fire damage. The other prisoners in the wing, about 40 people, were able to return to their own cells.

The fire did not break out in the UN cell complex where defendants on trial before the Yugoslavia Tribunal are held.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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