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One man died and several more remain injured after a crane collapsed into a car show Aug. 1.

The pedestrian-lifting crane hurt more than 20 people, seven of them children, and caused the death of a 48-year-old man. There's still very little known about what caused the collapse.

According to CNN's story on the structural disaster:

The crane had been one of the main attractions at the festival for classic car aficionados in Oosertwolde, having been used to elevate a platform so visitors could enjoy the view, a press officer with the national police in east Netherlands region explained.

Authorities are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. What they do know is that 10 people were taken to a nearby hospital after the collapse, two of them in serious condition, police said.



CNN claims that only 10 were injured, but Pulse.ng has the number at 20.

The annual event takes place in Oosertwolde, about 55 miles east of Amsterdam.

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The Netherlands has just unveiled its second coolest bike path, a glow-in-the-dark stretch of road that displays illuminated patterns based on Vincent van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night."

The kilometer-long path, designed by Daan Roosegaarde in association with his "Smart Highways" project, runs through the province of Noord Brabant, where Van Gogh grew up.

It consists of thousands of stones covered in special paint which charge during the day and light up at night.

As a backup - in case the path doesn't get enough of a charge during the day - there are additional LED lights along the side that are charged by an accompanying solar panel.
"I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that's what techno-poetry means to me," said Roosegaarde.

Earlier this week another path was opened up for use by SolaRoad, which contains built-in solar panels to generate electricity.