Late Night Explosion Levels Half of Sports Center in Chimay; One Dead (Updated)

The Belgian news site HLN is reporting a recreational sports center in the city of Chimay was half-leveled in an explosion after midnight local time that killed one and wounded several people.

While no cause has been reported, Belgium has been targeted with several Islamic terror attacks this year.

Chimay Belgium Sport Center Promo
Promotional photos of the sports center in Chimay, Belgium.

“Explosion centre sportif chimay #chimay”

Via Google translate:

An explosion has destroyed shortly after midnight, a part of the sports center of Chalon in Chimay. In addition, at least one fatality and were at least two people seriously injured. The cause of the explosion remains unknown.

Shortly after midnight found a violent explosion in the sports center of Chimay place. That says a spokesman of the rescue of the region Hainaut East.

Several people present
At the time of the explosion several people in the building were present. The explosion, the complex half to collapse. Several people were located in the spaces at the moment of the explosion that has destroyed a part of the building.

cause unknown
The local fire department, together with the emergency services on the spot. There are fears for the lives of the people who are still under the rubble. The cause of the explosion remains unknown.

The sports complex is located on Rue de Chalon.

It may have been a gas leak.

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