According to the chairman, there was never a request to close the flower garden next to the competition area. “If we had been asked to do so, this should also have applied to the adjacent Zintuigentuin and Kinderboerderij. We almost never close such a large part of the estate.”
In a response, the municipality says that an external company will investigate the course of events, including whether the municipality itself has made mistakes. “Where the story of the permanent permit comes from is also a mystery to us. We are going to commission an independent third-party company this week to analyze the entire process.”
According to the spokesperson, contact has been made with the relatives of the victim. “We offered our condolences and our help.” In the flower garden, a bench with a few bunches of flowers and a notepad on which people can write a message reminds of the bizarre accident.