New Year's celebrations in the Netherlands left two dead in accidents possibly caused by fireworks, according to the investigations made so far by the Police, as well as several injured for this reason, inform the Dutch local media today.
A man was found dead shortly after midnight on Monday in the eastern city of Enschede, the victim of an explosion of fireworks, police suspect, judging by the testimonies of some neighbors and the remains of material pyrotechnic found in the area.
However, the authorities continue with the investigation to confirm the exact causes of the death.
In addition, the police believe that the fireworks were also at the origin of the death of a second person in the town of Morra, in the north of Holland.
For its part, the Rotterdam Eye Hospital, a hospital center specialized in ophthalmology in this port city, received eight people with eye damage caused by pyrotechnic devices, a result similar to that of previous years.
In addition, in The Hague, the capital of the country, the traditional bonfire held every year on the beach of Scheveningen to welcome the new year went out of control to reach large dimensions and ended up causing a fire that affected the neighboring houses and forced intervene with the firemen, although it did not cause victims.
In addition to fire accidents, one person died in a shooting in Rotterdam and several were injured in stabbing in this and other cities of the country during the celebrations to welcome 2019, according to local media reports.