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Location type: Stream
Location address: Nederland, Overijssel
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Made by | Reference Mark Ahsmann | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Roombeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːmbeːk]) is a working-class suburb of the Dutch city of Enschede. It made international headlines due to the Enschede fireworks warehouse disaster (Dutch, “Vuurwerkramp”) on May 13, 2000. The warehouse explosion in Roombeek caused 23 deaths, and wounded 947 people. Around 400 homes were destroyed, and 1500 were seriously damaged by the fireworks explosion.

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