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Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, his club doctor has said.
Mertens collapsed during a reserve game on Monday against Genk and was treated on the pitch by medical staff from both clubs before being transferred to hospital.
Everything points to a cardiac arrest.
I am in constant communication with the treating physicians in Genk. The state of Gregory is still critical.
His condition is very critical. Gregory is in a medically induced coma, his heart function has been taken over by a machine.
The fate of Gregory is in the hands of the hospital. We hope for a miracle."
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A man believed to have been held hostage by four gunmen in western Ghent is reportedly "safe and well" after armed police stormed the apartment where he was being held.
Belgium's state prosecutors confirmed the safety of the man and said three other men had been detained after the siege, Reuters reports.
A spokeswoman for state prosecutors said: "Three men have been taken away though there were no weapons found. The earlier reports were of four men with kalashnikovs."
She added: "It's not entirely clear whether someone was in fact taken hostage."
Belgium's state prosecution service have confirmed a man has been taken hostage in an apartment in Ghent.
The apartment block was sealed off earlier this morning after four armed men were seen to enter the building but police have said it is still unclear what the intention of the gunmen is.
A spokeswoman for the state prosecution service said: "For the time being we have no indication that there is a link to terrorism."
An area around an apartment in Ghent, Belgium, has been sealed off by police after four armed men were seen to enter the building.
Police said it is still unclear what the intention of the gunmen was and that they had no more information available about them or whether they had taken hostages, according to Associated Press reports.
Burned out and defaced vehicles and rubbish-strewn streets have been left in central Brussels after violent clashes erupted as more than 100,000 protesters marched against austerity measures.
Vehicles have been overturned and set alight as a peaceful anti-austerity demonstration through Brussels involving more than 100,000 protesters erupted into violence.
Riot police fired water cannons to repel the demonstrators, who had taken to the streets in opposition to cuts introduced by the new Belgian government.