: Brussels airport closed after blasts, passengers evacuated
Crime12:20 Mar. 22, 2016

Brussels airport closed after blasts, passengers evacuated

Multiple bomb attacks hit Brussels on March 22 

Twin explosions rocked the departure hall at Brussels airport during rush hour. At least 13 people are dead and dozens more injured. The cause of explosion is currently unknown but some witnesses claim to have heard Arabic shouts shortly before the blasts.

The airport is now closed with no flights leaving or arriving, all passengers are being evacuated.

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At the scene is Ukrainian MP Olena Sotnyk she describes the situation on the ground to UT correspondent Volodymyr Solohub.

Moments after the incident in the airport one more explosion rocked the metro station of Maelbeek, close to the EU buildings. Numerous agencies report Belgian authorites have raised the alert's level to its highest level. The entire Brussels metro system has been shutdown.

The attacks occurred just four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.


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