Amsterdam sightseeing buses shut down over safety concerns

Amsterdam sightshopping buses have been shut down for the second time in as many weeks after a fire destroyed several buses in central Amsterdam.

At least 17 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a blaze that started on Monday.

Authorities have ordered the buses off the streets for the next few days and are investigating why the buses started exploding.

In total, there have been 16 deaths and over 200 injuries since Sunday.

The Dutch government says it will be responsible for the cost of repairs and damages.

The fire is being treated as an act of terrorism.

The Netherlands is the only country in Europe to have a law that allows people to use fire to kill and maim, though authorities are not legally obliged to follow it.

Authorities say there was no link between the fires.

The Dutch have been campaigning for tougher laws to protect people from the deadly effects of a high-tech, fast-paced, crowded environment.