Dozens injured in crane collapse in the Netherlands

Dozens were injured after two cranes collapsed on top of five buildings in the west Netherlands town of Alphen aan den Rijn during a bridge restoration project on Monday.

The cranes were lifting a section of the Queen Juliana bridge during a restoration project when one of the cranes tipped over from the weight, bringing the second crane down onto buildings nearby, according to The Guardian.

One person was sent to the hospital and dozens were reported injured.

“We hope that the number of victims stays at this one man who was taken to hospital with hip problems,” local fire brigade spokesman Ton Koot said in a telephone interview to The New York Times.

Authorities are still trying to determine how many people, if any, are still trapped underneath the rubble.

“At the moment we don't know how many victims there are or if there are any,” said Kees van Velzen, the acting mayor.

Early reports indicated between seven and 20 people might have been in the buildings when the cranes collapsed, said Koot to The Irish Independent.