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At least one dead in blast at Belgian sports centre

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 00:59

At least one person is dead and four others injured after a likely gas explosion at a Belgian sports centre. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An explosion at a sports center in the southern Belgian town of Chimay early on Friday killed one person and injured four others, two of them seriously, Belgium's Crisis Center said. "It is probably a gas explosion," an official at the agency told Reuters, adding that there was no indication of it being a militant attack. Local media reported the blast occurred just after midnight (6.00 p.m. ET) at a sports center known as "Le Chalon" in Chimay, close to the French border, when five people were still inside the building. Part of the building was destroyed. Belgium and France, along with the rest of Europe, have been on high alert after Islamic State attacks in Paris and Brussels over the past year.

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At least one dead in blast at Belgian sports centre

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 00:59