The Enschede fireworks disaster, called Vuurwerkramp (Dutch: literally, "fireworks disaster"), was caused by a fire which broke out in the SE Fireworks depôt on May 13, 2000, in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede. A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes Fire is the heat and light energy released during a Chemical reaction, in particular a combustion reaction. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands or Eanske in the local dialect ( Twents) is a Municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the The fire led to an enormous explosion that left 23 people dead (including four firemen) and 947 injured. An explosion is a sudden increase in Volume and release of Energy in an extreme manner usually with the generation of high Temperatures and the release  The biggest blast was felt up to 30 kilometres from the scene. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand About 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving 1,250 people homeless. The damage was estimated to cost ƒ500 million (US $302 million) in insured losses alone. The word million In standard English, the -lli- in million is pronounced with an l-sound followed by a The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Insurance, in Law and Economics, is a form of Risk management primarily used to hedge against the Risk of a contingent loss
The cause of the fire has never been officially verified. One possibility was arson, with several arrests being made by the Dutch police but the fire department stated an electrical short circuit could not be totally ruled out. Law enforcement in The Netherlands is provided by 25 regional police forces (regiokorpsen the National Police Services Agency ( Korps landelijke politiediensten Short Circuit is a 1986 comedy Science fiction film starring Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg and directed by
In April 2002, the two managers of the company, Rudi Bakker and Willie Pater, were sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment for violation of environmental and safety regulations and dealing in illegal fireworks. Furthermore they were found guilty of an explosion with deadly consequences because of neglect. In May 2002, André de Vries, who was accused of the arson, was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment but this decision was later overruled by a higher court and he was acquitted. In Criminal law, an acquittal is a verdict of not guilty, or some similar end of the proceeding that terminates it with prejudice without a verdict
The SE Fireworks disaster has led to intensified safety regulations in The Netherlands concerning storage and sale of fireworks. The area that was destroyed by the blast has since been rebuilt.