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Gas explosion flattens house

31 January 2005

BRUSSELS – A gas explosion in the town of Gilly has seriously injured one person.

The victim was the owner of a house in Rue des Nutons, which was flattened by the blast.

He has been transferred to a hospital in Loverval with severe burns.

The neighbouring house and a nearby block of flats were also damaged in the incident and two parked cars were crushed.

A  police sniffer dog was at the scene on Monday to determine whether anyone else had been buried in the rubble.

Six months ago a huge gas blast in near the Belgian town of Ath left 24 people dead and 132 injured.

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Subject: Belgian news