Violent emotions after cruise crash: 'I thought my last hour had beaten'

World December 27, 2017 13:54

arnhem - More than a hundred Dutch tourists are very shocked by the accident with their river cruise ship 'Swiss Crystal', which sailed against a bridge pier at Duisburg last night. 'The blow was enormous. Crash everywhere. Many ambulances pulled out. '

Arie (77) and Burgi (72) van der Tak from Sliedrecht are still emotional. 'Everyone fell, glass shards flew around. There were mainly elderly people on board. At least 25 people have been injured. We thought our last hour had been beaten, 'they say on Wednesday, fortunately, back home safely.

Travel company Effeweg. nl, who had chartered the ship of the Swiss shipowner Scylla for a six-day Rhine trip, has brought a hundred passengers home with buses. According to manager Arne van de Hoek, two people are still in a German hospital. He does not know how they are doing.

' We would rather have been accommodated in a hotel to recover. Now, after hours of floating and uncertainty, we had to spend the night without sleep in a bus, which did dozens of places in the Netherlands ', according to the shocked and death-tired couple Van der Tak, that has been taken care of by family.

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