: Two explosions are reported in the departures area of Brussels airport (updates)
News10:13 Mar. 22, 2016
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Two explosions are reported in the departures area of Brussels airport (updates)

The cause of explosions is unknown yet

21:22 Brussels Attacks: Death toll rises to at least 34

The death toll from the multipul terror attacks across Brussels on Tuesday morning, March 22, has risen to at least 34.

Twin explosions rocked the departure hall at the Brussels airport during rush hour. Witnesseses claim to have heard Arabic shouts shortly before the blasts. The area is now sealed off with no flights leaving or arriving, and all passengers were evacuated. Police say they have found a non-exploded bomb belt.

One woman who was at the aiport describes the scene. "I just went to the toilet and then like after five minutes I hear an explosion and all the ceilings is going down and then I just go under the sink and then the second explosion went and then everything is black. And I see, when I go out I see a lot of people with blood and I just go, just run out of the airport. Yeah, and all the building there is like chaos there. I was so scared, I thougnht it was the end of the world." Full story  

 

15:11 At least 25 killed in terror attacks in Brussels

Terror attacks in the heart of the Europe. A suicide bomber struck Brussels airport - that came shortly before the city's metro system was also hit. At least 26 have been killed and many more are injured. Full story

13:21 'Sad day for Europe' after Brussels blasts - Mogherini

"It's also a very sad day for Europe as Europe and its capital are suffering the same pain that this region has known and knows every single day, being it in Syria, being it elsewhere. We are still waiting for more precise news on the dynamics of the attacks in Brussels but it is quite clear that the roots of the pain we are suffering around our region are very much the same and that we are united in not only suffering our victims but also reacting to these acts and preventing radicalisation and violence together," EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini says

 

12:29 Britain's Hammond says Brussels incident is 'ongoing'

Britains Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, says the situation in Brussels in ongoing.

"It's an ongoing incident, we are in contact with Belgian authorities, we'll obviously give them every assistance we can"Hammond notes. Full story 

12:21 Brussels airport closed after blasts

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

 

10:51 Explosion at Brussels metro station close to EU institution

An explosion was heard at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, close to the EU institutions, Belgian broadcaster RTBF said, after explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport.

Metro operator STIB announced on Twitter that the metro was closing, Reuters reports 

10:00 Two explosions have been reported in the departures area of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning (March 22).

Watch also Five killed in deadly suicide bomb attack in Istanbul

Belgian news agencies along with Deutsche Welle report of one fatality and many more injured. The cause of explosion in unknown but some witnesses claim to have heard Arabic shouts shortly before the explosions.

Videos uploaded to social media show smoke rising from the departure hall where all windows had been shattered by the blast. The airport is currently being evacuated.

Several people have been injured. Videos uploaded to social media show smoke rising from the departure hall where all windows had been shattered by the blast. Passengers were seen running away down a slipway from the departure lounge.

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