Six rescued from water after boats collide in Rotterdam

STORY: Video from a security camera showed the moment two boats collided on Rotterdam's Nieuwe Maas river.

The camera, mounted high up close to the city's iconic Erasmus Bridge, showed a large vessel emerging from under the bridge before colliding with a smaller boat.

Eyewitness video released on social media shows the passengers in the water wearing life jackets before they are retrieved from the water.

None of the six were injured but all were taken to hospital as a precaution, the emergency services said, adding that all on board, who included one child, were accounted for.

The collision, whose circumstances were not immediately clear, happened close to the city's Erasmus Bridge and led to water traffic on the Nieuwe Maas river near the bridge being suspended for several hours.

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