April 13, 2024

Drama in Gravelines

A real tragedy struck French basketball on Christmas Day. Sportica, the Gravelines-Dunkerque venue, is currently in the grip of an uncontrollable fire. According to La Voix du Nord, the alarm was sounded at 1pm, but the damage had already been done. The swimming pool and cafeteria of the Gravelines sports complex were engulfed in flames, which subsequently spread to the basketbal…

A real tragedy struck French basketball on Christmas Day. Sportica, the Gravelines-Dunkerque venue, is currently in the grip of an uncontrollable fire. According to La Voix du Nord, the alarm was sounded at 1pm, but the damage had already been done. The swimming pool and cafeteria of the Gravelines sports complex were engulfed in flames, which subsequently spread to the basketball hall despite the best efforts of the fire department. According to the same source, seven fire stations were monopolized in an attempt to bring the impressive blaze under control, which could be seen for miles around.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Gravelines-Dunkerque published via Thanks to these heroes, we send them all our strength, reads the caption. La Voix du Nord reports that the swimming pool was closed when the fire broke out, but no casualties were reported.

A nightmarish end to 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, fate is definitely having a hand in BCM Basketball’s destiny. Last Saturday’s Matchday 17 fixture at Roanne was postponed due to Covid-19 positive cases among the northern squad. The club is also struggling at the bottom of the