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Dutch TV tower collapses during interview with Fire Service

Location, Hoogersmilde, Holland. Watch the reactions of the photographer to the right of the person being interviewed. Swift like Seagull.

Streetview right outside the base of this tower -

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A fire caused a partial collapse of a 300-metre communications mast in northern Netherlands Friday, knocking out television and radio stations, a local municipal official said.

The fire at the 300-metre-high (984 feet) television mast in Hoogersmilde in the Drenthe province, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, broke out around 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), said Midden-Drenthe municipality spokeswoman Miriam Fokkema.

"There was a fire shortly before 2:00 pm and then at about 3:45 pm the upper part of the mast collapsed," Fokkema told AFP.

Dutch news agency ANP said a 200-metre-high metal mast collapsed on top of a 100-metre concrete tower after the fire broke out.

"Nobody is believed to have been injured," said Fokkema, adding that the area suffered severe communication problems with the tower used as a major broadcast hub for television, radio and telephone communications.


http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/dutch-communications-tower-collapses-after-blaze_163513.html

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Added: Jul-15-2011 Occurred On: Jul-15-2011
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