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Netherlands: Huge fire rips through planned mosque in Culemborg01:00

Netherlands: Huge fire rips through planned mosque in Culemborg

Netherlands, Culemborg
December 29, 2016 at 02:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

A fire broke out at a public swimming pool, which was planned to be reconstructed into a mosque, into a small municipality of Culemborg on Wednesday evening.

The site, formerly a public swimming baths, was bought earlier this year by the Association of Islamic Communities in Culemborg for €410,000 ($427,800) with the plans to turn the building into a mosque.

At the time of writing it was not clear whether the blaze had been started deliberately. The investigation is underway.

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A fire broke out at a public swimming pool, which was planned to be reconstructed into a mosque, into a small municipality of Culemborg on Wednesday evening.

The site, formerly a public swimming baths, was bought earlier this year by the Association of Islamic Communities in Culemborg for €410,000 ($427,800) with the plans to turn the building into a mosque.

At the time of writing it was not clear whether the blaze had been started deliberately. The investigation is underway.

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