1 dead, others injured in Chimay Explosion

Breaking News from Belgium

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Chimay, Located in the province of Hainaut, close to the border with France.

At Least 5 injured — one dead, 2 critically wounded

Close to midnight local time, something at the Plaine Chalon sport centre exploded, suspected to be caused by a gas leak or ruptured line, almost half the building has collapsed. The cause of the explosion is still to be confirmed.

An unknown number of people may be trapped underneath the collapsed section, as it appears it was used for overnight activity or possibly open 24 hours.

Many first suspected terrorism which is not too surprising given current events in Belgium, and France. No Terrorist Group has taken credit, and the terrorist groups typically do not withhold their claim to be the cause.

Emergency Services are still attending the scene, if you are in the province avoid the area. The Mayor of Chimay, Françoise Fassiaux-Looten is coordinating the operations of assessment, recovery and protection of civilians.

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