A flat in Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, must be evacuated on Thursday after heavy illegal fireworks exploded on the first floor, the security region reports. One person has been injured.
The victim is being treated, nothing is yet known about the person’s condition. A trauma helicopter has been called up.
The police are still investigating whether there are more fireworks “and therefore there is still a risk of explosion”.
The explosion took place at the flat on Aïdaplein, near the Ridderhof shopping center. A structural engineer has examined the building and the flat appears to be stable for the time being.
The residents of the ground, first and second floors are evacuated. The safety region has announced that reception is being arranged for them.
People are urged not to come and see. “It is very busy with bystanders at the flat in Alphen. Do not come here, there is nothing to see and you are endangering your own health”, according to the safety region.