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A general view of the crane which fell on to the roof of a house in IJsselstein, central Netherlands, 13 December 2014. The incident ocurred when a man tried to surprise his girlfriend by proposing from the top of the crane, which then toppled on to the house, though no injuries were reported.  EPA/MICHIEL VAN BEERS
A general view of the crane which fell on to the roof of a house in IJsselstein, central Netherlands, 13 December 2014. The incident ocurred when a man tried to surprise his girlfriend by proposing from the top of the crane, which then toppled on to the house, though no injuries were reported. EPA/MICHIEL VAN BEERS

A Dutchman’s attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

The unidentified lover in the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend’s bedroom window first thing Saturday morning, play her a song and then pop the question. Instead the crane toppled over, smashing a large hole in the neighbours’ roof.

The man clambered to safety and no one was injured.

According to the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, the girlfriend said “yes” anyway. After speaking with police, the pair travelled to Paris to celebrate.

Then the crane fell again during attempts to right it with a larger crane, bashing in the rest of the neighbours’ roof. The town’s mayor is on the spot after the building was declared unsafe. Six apartments were evacuated.

CNBC

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