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5 workers die in school building collapse in Antwerp, Belgium


Belgian rescue services have found the bodies of five construction workers, the day after the partial collapse of a school building workshop in the Belgian city of Antwerp.


According to the Swissinfo website, the Antwerp Fire Department announced that its units had exhumed from under the rubble in the afternoon the bodies of two missing workers, which means that all the victims were found.


King Philip and Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo visited the site of the accident on Saturday.


Police reported to local media that among the five victims, a Portuguese and a Romanian, while the nationality of the other three workers was not immediately clear.


But the rescue services indicated when three people were still missing, that they were looking for two other Portuguese and a Russian.


Nine others were injured in the accident, which occurred on Friday afternoon, including three who are in intensive care but not in serious condition, according to a tweet posted by the fire department.


No student was injured as the school was still under construction.

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