Dutch ministers to resign over prison fire
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Dutch Justice Minister Jan Piet Hein Donner (from the political party CDA) and Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment Sybilla Dekker (from the VVD) will resign, the state broadcaster reports, after a report partly blamed them for a fire at a jail in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on October 27, 2005, in which 11 illegal immigrants died. The report says that, if the government had adhered to fire regulations, "less or no" people would have died.
- Nos. "Donner en Dekker treden af" — , September 21, 2006 (Dutch)
- Associated Press. "Report: Dutch justice, housing ministers will resign over airport fire report" — , September 21, 2006
- "Twee Nederlandse ministers treden af na brand Schiphol" — , September 21, 2006 (Dutch)