Video: Dutch news roundup, 17 July 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 17 July 2010

17th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

After a spectacular run at the World Cup tournament in South Africa, many Dutch fans believed the national football team would win the final match against Spain and claim the title of world champions. But it wasn't meant to be.

Spain scored in the final minutes of the match, sealing their victory. It's another national trauma for Dutch football fans but this week they still turned out in massive numbers to honour the team in Amsterdam

Violent storms swept across the country this week causing massive damage. Thousands of trees were uprooted and a number of power lines were also downed leaving tens of thousands of people without power. A 62-year-old woman was killed at a campsite when a massive gust of wind lifted her caravan into the air, flipped it over and then dropped it into an adjacent lake. The storms causes millions of euros of damage across the country, but the provinces of Limburg, Gelderland and Brabant were the hardest hit.

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