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Blast at Chimay sports center in Belgium, 1 dead and 2 injured, reports Belgian media

A Belgian Newspaper Reported That An Explosion Has Rocked A Sports Centre In The Belgian Town Of Chimay, With Reports Of At Least One Person Dead And Two Injured.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Aug 2016, 09:14:04 AM
Blast rocks Chimay sports center in Belgium, 1 dead (Representational image/Wiki)


A Belgian newspaper reported that an explosion has rocked a sports centre in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured.

Het Laatse Niews quoted a rescue services spokesman as saying today that the blast happened just after midnight and that several people were in the building at the time.

The spokesman, who was not named, said that a large section of the building had collapsed and that people were feared trapped in the rubble.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

Police in Chimay, which lies some 120 kilometers south of the capital Brussels, could not be immediately reached for confirmation.

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First Published : 26 Aug 2016, 09:01:00 AM

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