A house along Houba de Strooperlaan in Brussels collapsed like a house of cards on Friday afternoon. Moments before, two more workers were working there. They escaped unscathed. This is reported by the Brussels fire brigade.
A house collapsed on Houba de Strooperlaan at number 75 on Friday afternoon around 4:12 p.m. Two workers escaped unscathed.
“It concerns an empty four-storey house,” says Walter Derieuw of the Brussels fire brigade. “Two workers were in the building on Friday afternoon when they suddenly heard a cracking sound. They then left the building and a little later – around 4:12 p.m. – the house completely collapsed. The two workers were impressed by the whole event, but were not taken to hospital.” (read more below the photo)
Houba de Strooperlaan is currently closed in both directions. “The stability of the adjacent homes is being examined and the affected home is being propped up by a private company. This will also be done for the adjacent homes. Sibelga is also present and sniffer dogs may be used to check whether any victims have been left behind. Houba de Strooperlaan will probably remain closed all evening,” Derieuw concludes.