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    Explosion Destroys Part of Sports Center in Belgium’s Chimay

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    A strong explosion has partially destroyed a sports center in Belgium’s city of Chimay.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A strong explosion has partially destroyed a sports center in the Belgian city of Chimay, in Hainaut Province, shortly after midnight on Friday, local media report.

    "Several injuries were reported and Chimay firefighters fear the presence of dead people in the rubble," the Belgian L’Avenir newspaper said citing regional rescue services. At least one person was killed and four others were injured in the explosion, local media report.

    The explosion at a sports center in Belgium’s city of Chimay most likely occurred as a result of a suicide, a representative of the Crisis Center of Belgium’s Federal Public Service (FPS) Interior told RIA Novosti.

    "We are not 100% sure, but, most likely, we are dealing with a gas explosion due to a suicide. There are no other explanations," an FPS crisis center representative told RIA Novosti on Friday.

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