Belgium explosion injures several

An explosion has injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp.
An explosion has injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Photo credit: AP

An explosion has injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, but police say the incident was not related to terrorism.

Belgian news agency Belga reports five people were injured. Antwerp police said two adjacent buildings might have also been damaged in what state broadcaster RTBF said was a gas explosion.

Belgium has been on high alert since deadly suicide bombings in 2016 and a wave of Islamist attacks across Europe.

Reuters