The accident happed at Okegem, near to the East Flemish town of Ninove. A rescue operation was mounted and divers from several local fire service searched the river. Two people were brought to the riverbank and attempts were made to revive them. They were taken to hospital but sadly didn’t survive their ordeal.
Witnesses say that the car suddenly veered off the road and landed in the river. Why this happened is still unclear. Last week there was a similar incident in Ghent (East Flanders). Then a car with 4 people on board plunged into the River Leie. Then too everyone in the vehicle died.