Monday, May 18, 2009

EC Brussels incident 18/05/2009. European Commission headquarter evacuated due to fire

EU headquarter was caught by fire and the offices were evacuated there being reported no casualties. The flames had begun in the basement of the Berlaymont building before spreading to the upper floors and affected electrical wires, housed cables and other technical stuff. The incidend occured at 12:50 Brussels time and the cause of the fire at Berlaymont building is still unknown. The Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia and Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes were escorted away from the zone by security staff.
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