Scary Video Shows Giant Cranes Collapse in Small Dutch Canal – Incident Photos and Video

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At least 20 people were injured Monday when two huge cranes positioned atop a barge collapsed onto houses in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn.

The cranes were being used to hoist a large section of bridge across the canal when one of the cranes – and the bridge section – collapsed onto houses lining the waterway, causing the second crane to go down with it.

Media reports are saying at least 20 people were injured in the incident, including several with serious injuries.

Video of the incident clearly shows the cranes lifting the section of bridge when the barge begins to list, sending workers scattering, and then the cranes came crashing down. Check out the video below:

Here’s another video taken shortly after the incident showing an incredible amount of damage to the houses. More photos added below.

Two collapsed cranes are seen in Alphen aan de Rijn, the Netherlands August 3, 2015. Two cranes hoisting a massive section of bridge collapsed in a western Dutch town on Monday, flattening a row of houses and injuring at least 20 people, authorities said. REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij
Two collapsed cranes are seen in Alphen aan de Rijn, the Netherlands August 3, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij

 

Photo: REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij
Photo: REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij

 

Photo: REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij
Photo: REUTERS/Ronald Fleurbaaij