Town-hall Waalre destroyed after attack

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

EINDHOVEN/WAALRE – The Town-hall of Waalre can be considered as a lost cause. According to the deputy mayor Ton Bonouvrié after the fire which erupted after two auto’s Tuesday night drove into the town-hall. “It is an especially sad site. We are all affected”, says Bonouvrié.

The fire department declared the fire extinguished, but is continuing with extinguishing the remains. The Koningin Julianalaan in Waalre, where the town-hall is located, is closed for traffic in both directions for the time being.The cars rammed into the town-hall around 03.00 hrs in the morning. A car was found in the main entrance and another by the emergency exit on the Koningin Julianalaan. The possibility that another flammable liquid was used, judging by the fire, has not been dismissed by the police. The police did not find anyone at the location. The intention of the culprits is as yet unclear.The town-hall was built in the 1920’s and had the status of a national monument. In the 80’s and 90’s two additions were added. Bonouvrié: “Many people have been married here, this makes a lot of people very sad.”The personnel of the town Waalre were informed Wednesday. Afterwards will be decided how and where the services can be continued as soon as possible, according to the deputy mayor.Source: Eindhoven Dichtbij

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