Several people were injured in a blast which brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp last night.

The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear.

But police said they did not believe it was related to terrorism, the BBC reported.

Three people were removed from the rubble, including a child, Belgian police said. Between ten and 20 people were hurt in the explosion in the port town.

Three other buildings were also damaged in Monday evening’s explosion.

One of the properties was believed to be a pizza restaurant with flats above.

Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombings in Brussels in 2016.