VLAARDINGEN / VONDELINGENPLAAT – On a ship at the Tankhoofd on the Vondelsplaat in Rotterdam an explosion took place on Thursday afternoon.
A stinging flame of several tens of meters was then visible. The fire brigade came on the spot quickly and scaled up to a Big Fire. A crew member got injured and was taken to the hospital.
The stinging flame and the smoke clouds were seen across the Maasluis, Vlaardingen and Schiedam across the street. There is nothing known about the cause of the explosion.