Blast injures several in Belgium, terrorism ruled out: police

BRUSSELS: An explosion injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, police said, stressing the incident was not related to terrorism.

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Belgian news agency Belga reported five people had been injured.

Antwerp police said two adjacent buildings might have also been damaged in what state broadcaster RTBF said was a gas explosion.

Belgium has been on high alert since deadly suicide bombings in 2016 and a wave of extremist attacks across Europe.

REUTERS

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