Woman jumps to her death to escape blaze

A 25-year-old woman is dead following a fire at a block of flats in Heverlee, outside Leuven (Flemish Brabant), this morning.

The woman jumped to her death to escape the blaze that started on the 5th floor.  A second woman was rescued via a fire service ladder.  The fire was quickly put out, but the building has been declared unfit for habitation.  Police closed the Naamsesteenweg on which the block of flats is located.