Explosion at sports complex in Chimay, Belgium kills 1

PUBLISHED Thu, August 25, 2016 - 8:04pm EDT
Credit: Google

One person has been killed and four others have been injured after a suspected gas explosion tore through the "Le Chalon" sports center in the town of Chimay in Belgium, officials say. There is no indication of terrorism. (more)

FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The incident happened just after 12 a.m. local time on Friday when a powerful explosion ripped through Plaine Chalon, which is a sports centre located along Rue de Chalon. A total of 5 people are believed to have been inside the complex.

Chimay is near the border with France and about 89 kilometers (55 miles) south of Brussels.

A spokesman for the emergency services told the Belga news agency that one person had been killed and four others were injured, two of them seriously. It does not appear that anyone else remains trapped in the building, which partially collapsed.

A law enforcement source told BNO News that initial indications pointed towards a gas explosion as a likely cause and the source emphasized that there is no information to suggest terrorism. Other details have not yet been released.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.

  Chimay, Belgium     







Active shooter in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles     13 hrs  

Mass shooting in downtown Baltimore, at least 8 victims     1 day  

Gunman at Civic Center in San Francisco causes evacuation     1 day  

Florida Amber Alert: Jeremiah Moise abducted from North Lauderdale     1 day  

Train collision in Boudouaou, Algeria causes casualties     1 day  

email alerts

Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!

Happening Now

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87     4 hrs  

Active shooter in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles     13 hrs  

Cascade Mall shooting suspect arrested in Oak Harbor     1 day  

Mass shooting in downtown Baltimore, at least 8 victims     1 day  

Charlotte police release video, information in Keith Lamont Scott shooting     1 day  

More Go Local

WATCH LIVE: Police release videos in shooting of Keith Lamont Scott     1 day  

WATCH LIVE: Police pursuit in Houston     4 days  

Shooting at Central Georgia Technical College in Macon     6 days  

Officials hold press conference on Minnesota mall attack     1 wk  

WATCH LIVE: Police pursue stolen semi-truck in California     1 wk