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VIDEO. Two speedboats collide head-on the Schelde: eighteen injured
Antwerp, A company of a Dutch company on the Scheldt river in Antwerp on Friday evening, turned out to be a small disaster. Two Zodiacbootjes hit something after 18 hours against each other at the height of the Stone. Eighteen of the twenty crew were light to heavy injuries. “Thanks to the Waterbus that the first drowning people out of the water. Their first concerns were absolutely crucial”, says the Fire brigade Zone Antwerp.

A Dutch company had Friday team-building activities on the program including an excursion on the river Scheldt. Spread over two speedbootjes were about twenty people. Shortly after 18 hours, it went wrong. The public prosecutor is now investigating how the accident could have happened. Have the boats, the traffic rules are followed and they were in order with all the papers?

The accident happened at the height of the Noordkasteel. Some of the customers on the terrace of Plaasj Kaffee on the Left bank were filmed the two zodiacs. The boats are the property of Ribevents that she rents out for teambuilding. The two skippers to create at high speed a few maneuvers until suddenly, foutgaat. The man who, the clash, films, in doubt still whether it is a part of the stunt. Until he sees that almost everyone in the water and one boat is omgekieperd.

“For still unclear reason, the two boats against each other of dangers, and the twenty sailors in the water,” says Kristof Geens of the Fire brigade Zone Antwerp. “We were like fire pretty quickly on the spot, but especially the first care of the Bus should be underlined. That was in the area and has an immediate response and the first the drowning out of the water.”

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