Dinant bears brunt of Sunday's storm

Last night's storm hit home hard in central parts. In Nivelles a school was struck by lightning triggering a big blaze, while the city of Dinant bore the brunt of the atrocious conditions.

Emergency services in Dinant, Beauraing, Florennes, Gedinne, Philippeville and Yvoir were inundated by calls. Dinant was worst affected. There was flash flooding in the streets, the sewerage system couldn't cope with the amount of water, tiles were ripped off roofs, trees came down and electricity cables were torn away.

Fire broke out at a polytechnic in Nivelles after it was hit by lightning around 10PM. Fortunately nobody was in the building at the time and consequently nobody was injured.

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