Station evacuated after fire

25th March 2008, Comments 1 comment

Antwerp's Central Railway Station was evacuated twice on Monday afternoon after fire broke out in an underground electricity cabin.

Antwerp's Central Railway Station was evacuated twice on Monday afternoon after fire broke out in an underground electricity cabin. The fire was caused by a short-circuit.

Passengers and staff were first ordered to leave the station at around 2:30pm, but were allowed back inside once the fire had been put out.

However, the station was evacuated for a second time at 3:15 pm.

This time the police and fire service were taking no risks and the station was still closed at 6pm.

According to the emergency services four people were hospitalised suffering from smoke inhalation.

The Belgian rail company NMBS laid on a replacement bus service to take passengers from Antwerp Berchem Station to Antwerp Central.

1 Comment To This Article

  • george posted:

    on 26th March 2008, 12:20:15 - Reply

    I don't understand why the Belgian authorities evacuated people out of the zoo, but left all the animals there!