Five people have escaped from the De Caricole detention centre for illegal immigrants in Steenokkerzeel in the early hours of Saturday morning, the State Secretary for Immigration and Asylum Theo Franken (N-VA) announced on Twitter. He explained that the floods on Thursday evening indirectly helped their escape.

The memorial to the victims of extreme-right terrorist Andres Breivik will be designed by Belgian Bas Smets’ architectural office, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday.
The airline Emirates has discreetly cancelled a series of flights at Brussels airport over the last few days, La Libre reported on Saturday.

The heat and risk of storms will continue into the beginning of next week, according to the Royal Metrological Institute.

A small earthquake was reported in Limburg province on the night of Friday to Saturday, near the border with the Netherlands, the Royal Observatory of Belgium said.
The parliament of the Brussels region has approved a proposal to reorganise the services it provides to homeless people in the capital.
A total of 118 schoolchildren in East and West Flanders provinces have been reported to be infected with salmonella, an organism most commonly found in contaminated food, the region’s health agency said.
Xavier Niel, founder of the Free telecommunications company, on Friday inaugurated “19”, a school for the digital professions, located in Uccle.
Belgium’s general intelligence and security service, SGRS, went to northern Syria in 2016 to negotiate with Kurdish combatants on possible military cooperation, according to the Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization, VRT.
Two new suspects have been questioned in connection with the Paris attacks of the 13th of November 2015 and one of them placed under arrest, the Office of the Federal Public Prosecutor said on Friday.
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