Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Brussels Airport, Metro Station Rocked By Deadly Explosions

Narada Desk | March 22, 2016 1:34 pm Print


Two explosions  rocked the Zaventem airport in Belgium’s capital Brussels, Sky News reported. Several people were also injured.

Following the explosion, a blast has also been reported at the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, which is just meters away from the Gare de Bruxelles-Schuman railway station.

The Airport blasts centred on an American Airlines desk in a departure hall.

Sky News correspondent Alex Rossi said from the scene: “I was at the duty free in Zaventem Airport and I heard two very, very loud explosions.

“I could feel the building move. There was also dust and smoke as well… It is some kind of terrorist attack although that hasn’t been verified by any of the authorities here,” he said.

“We are all being moved out of the airport towards the emergency exit.”

Belgian media reported that several people had been injured and that train services to the airport had been suspended.

The Belgian capital is on high alert following the arrest of the November 2015 Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.

( With inputs from IANS)