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10-month-old baby in life-threatening condition after stone platform collapses at beauty spot

A 10-month-old baby has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a stone platform collapsed at a nature reserve at Wijgmaal, neat Leuven in Flemish Brabant. The baby, a 3-year-old sibling and the children’s mother were on a walking in the Dijlemeander Nature Reserve when the accident happened. 

The stone platform that is on the banks of a pond collapsed when the mother and her two children walked on to it to go and look at the water. The baby girl ended up under the rubble and was seriously injured.

She has since undergone an operation in hospital, but is still in a life-threatening condition. The mother and the baby girl’s three-year-old sister were unharmed. The Judicial Authorities have appointed an accident investigation expert to examine how the platform came to collapse.