Dozens Killed And Nearly 100 Wounded In Series Of Terror Attacks On Brussels
Dozens of people have been killed and nearly 100 have been seriously injured after a series of terror attacks rocked the city of Brussels on Tuesday. Massive explosions ravaged Brussels’ main international airport, and a bomb was detonated in a subway station in the heart of the city.
Two bombs hit Zaventem airport, which handled 23 million passengers last year, at about 07:00 GMT during the busy morning rush, one of the explosions is believed to be from a suicide bomber. Another bomb was set off at the Maelbeek subway station an hour later. The Belga news agency reports that guns were also fired and shouts in Arabic were heard before the two explosions in the airport.
The attacks in the airport splattered blood across the departure lounge and collapsed the ceiling. Smoke was seen billowing out of the terminal.
Zach Mouzoun had just arrived at the airport from a Geneva flight about 10 minutes before the first blast. He told BFM television that the second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with victims’ blood.
“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed. There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere,” Mouzoun said. “We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene.”
The latest reports state that there at least 28 people dead. A spokesman for the Brussels Metro said 15 people were killed and 55 injured in an explosion on a train, and Belgian media reported at least 13 dead at the airport attack.
Someone shared the chaos at the airport on Periscope.