Belgian news in brief, 21 August 2006

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More trucks losing loads , The Flemish motorists association VAB has raised the alarm about the number of vehicles losing their load on Belgian roads. Most of them are trucks or vans. The number of incidents on the Brussels ring road is up by 20 percent. Some 251 incidents took place in the first six months of this year compared with 213 in the same period in 2003.

More trucks losing loads

The Flemish motorists association VAB has raised the alarm about the number of vehicles losing their load on Belgian roads. Most of them are trucks or vans. The number of incidents on the Brussels ring road is up by 20 percent. Some 251 incidents took place in the first six months of this year compared with 213 in the same period in 2003.

45,000 chickens die in blaze

Some 45,000 chickens were killed in fierce fire at a chicken breeding farm in Brecht on Monday. The entire shed was destroyed in the blaze. The fire broke out on Monday afternoon. The Brecht fire brigade received assistance from 12 other fire brigades. The 3000sq m shed was destroyed, but fire fighter's saved the farmer's house and another shed.

Road works on Brussels ring

Large-scale road works on the Brussels ring road started on Monday. The work will be carried out from the junction with the A12 motorway in Meise to Tervuren on both sides of the ring road. The works are necessary due to ruts starting to form in the road surface. The works will be carried out at night to minimise delays. The work is scheduled to take until the end of September.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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