Belgium: At least 13 injured as blast destroys building facade in Verviers

A powerful blast rocked a building in Verviers, a town in eastern Belgium, almost completely destroying its facade according to local media reports, causing people to flee the scene in a rush on Sunday. It is not yet known what caused the explosion; however, local media are reporting that at least 13 people have been injured as a result of the incident.

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8 Replies to “Belgium: At least 13 injured as blast destroys building facade in Verviers”

  1. another source provides an image of the face of the structures impacted by the blast which shows no visible evidence of any fire associated with the blast on the inside of the building. Would a gas leak blast not trigger a fire in a residential setting? Consider this:
    BLEVE Mechanism testing structural integrity of tank containing liquid propane exposed to extreme heat. This video illustrates how a similar explosion and subsequent ball of flame dissipates quickly…though the explosion is tremendous.
    Also note…Paris terror mastermind, Abaaoud was from Brussels. He was convicted in his absence of organising terrorism after a cell in the Belgian town of Verviers was raided by police in January.

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