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Drunken man set a church on fire in Belgium

In the night of 4th of October, the church of Saint-Rémy in the centre of the town of Ottignies fell victim to arson.


A carpet, a chair and a panel were set on fire. The incident was quickly brought under control by alerted firefighters. Shortly after the incident, Ottigines police checked a laundromat located in the neighbourhood.

There, an intoxicated suspect was identified and arrested. At the time of his arrest, the man born in 1987 and of no known address was in possession of a box of matches. 


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