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Botched Dutch marriage proposal destroys house

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NETHERLANDS OUT, MANDATORY CREDITAS Media/AP He only wanted to propose to his girlfriend, but then his big plan destroyed a neighbor’s home.

Even though a Netherlands man’s marriage proposal evacuated neighbors and destroyed a house, she said yes.

The couple is off to Paris to celebrate their engagement while the city of IJsselstein in Utrecht deals with the big mess a toppled crane left Saturday morning.

The unnamed suitor was supposed to propose from the crane bucket outside her window, but the weight of the unsecured machine sent it crashing into a neighbor’s house, according to Dutch reports.

MICHIEL VAN BEERS/EPA The crane smashed a gaping hole in the roof of a home in IJsselstein during the botched proposal. MICHIEL VAN BEERS/EPA The crane was apparently not secured properly and its weight caused it to fall toward the house.

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  • The crane smashed a gaping hole in the roof of a home in IJsselstein during the botched proposal.
  • The crane was apparently not secured properly and its weight caused it to fall toward the house.

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Video of the botched proposal shows the crane attached to a truck slowly tipping over on top of the home. Attempts to correct the crane made it worse when it fell on the house – again.

No one was injured during the accident, even the neighbors whose home has a giant hole in the roof.

nhensley@nydailynews.com


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