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NOS News•Sunday, 13:08
During the Dutch Highland Games championship in Geldrop, Brabant, someone was killed this afternoon. The victim, a passer-by who was walking in the adjacent castle garden, was hit by an iron ball. It concerns a 65-year-old man from Geldrop.
The Scottish Highland Games are games in which athletes, for example, throw logs or stones. It probably went wrong during a part called ‘Hammer Throw’. A metal ball is thrown around the axis on a kind of hammer and then thrown.
Visitors tell to Omroep Brabant that the victim was walking behind a hedge of one of the castle gardens. They are located next to the Highland Games event site.
Part of the site was evacuated immediately after the incident.