Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.
Through Sudinfo with Belga
Democo, the contractor in charge of the site on which part of the building collapsed on Friday afternoon in the Antwerp district of Nieuw Zuid, said he was shocked by the incident. “We are doing everything to investigate what happened. We try to answer all questions, but right now it’s still too early, ”the company added.
Director Frederik Bijnens clarified that first aid and attention is currently focused on colleagues who were working on the site. “We are in close contact with the emergency services and we are monitoring the situation closely. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this incident, to their families and loved ones, ”he continued.
Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden is going to Antwerp this Friday evening to the scene of the collapse.
The results of the accident are provisional. At least one person lost their life, five others are still missing.