Big explosion near the Jubel Park in Brussels

A big explosion occurred at a house in the Renaissancelaan near the Jubel Park in Brussels on Tuesday. The fire service says that a gas explosion is to blame.

Pierre Meys: "Gas leaked into the cellar of a town house. This resulted in an explosion and a big bang that shattered doors and windows. There is no danger that the house will collapse."

"The three households in the house have all been evacuated. Six people sustained light injuries and were taken to hospital."

For a while there were fears for a terrorist outrage as the Grand Mosque and the Royal Military Academy are in the immediate vicinity, but investigators have established that there was no malicious intent.