Dutch Police: 3 German tourists killed by falling mast

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " Police say three German tourists have died after a ship's mast broke and fell on them in a northern Dutch port.

Friesland provincial police say in a tweet that investigations are underway to establish exactly how the mast broke on Sunday when the ship was near the port town of Harlingen, some 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Amsterdam.

Police say the victims, whose identities were not immediately released, were part of a family group of 12 Germans on the ship.

Speaking to Hart van Nederland news show, Harlingen mayor Roel Sluiter called the incident "a terribly tragic accident."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 21 Oct 2016 11:56:52 Processing Time: 283ms