Blast rocks sports center in Belgium’s Chimay, casualties reported

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A powerful explosion went off at a sports facility in the Belgian city of Chimay, partially destroying the building and burying at least five people under the rubble. One person has reportedly been killed and four more treated for injuries.

At least one person was killed after the building collapsed, Belga News Agency reported citing emergency services spokesperson.

The blast reportedly struck the sports center and a pool located on the Rue de Chalon just after midnight.

The explosion took place in a storage room of the center, RTL reported, citing a rescue worker.

Five people were inside the building at the time of the blast, RTL reported. Two of them were seriously injured and taken to hospitals for treatment. The other two received minor injuries and were taken to the local health center.

Photos appearing to show the aftermath of the explosion have surfaced on the social media. Half…

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