One dead, at least three missing: Portuguese construction workers caught up in Belgian tragedy

Hopes are starting to fade for a ‘good outcome’ in the search for at least two Portuguese construction workers ‘missing’ following the collapse of part of a primary school in the Belgian city of Antwerp yesterday afternoon. The death of one Portuguese worker has already been confirmed, but at least two more have not been accounted for among survivors. A total of nine men have already been rescued from the rubble and treated in hospital. The school was under construction and due to open in September. Belgian’s minister for the interior has said the “terrible drama” must now be fully investigated. Reoprts have described a ‘strong gust of wind’ toppling scaffolding on which several people were working.