Two cars crashed into each other at an intersection shortly before 9PM. One of the cars then mounted the pavement and drove into a pub. Two people who were smoking cigarettes outside the pub were badly injured. One of the two, a man in his fifties later died in hospital.
The four people in the car ran off. Two later handed themselves in to police at a police station. The driver was arrested and the third passenger found and questioned.
The pub sustained considerable damage to its front, but Antwerp fire-fighters say that there is no danger it will collapse. The pub will be open today.