13 Dead and Over 50 injured in Belgium Capital City’s Airport Explosion
At least 13 people have died and up to 50 injured after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suspected suicide bombing.
Witnesses described seeing ‘dismembered bodies everywhere’ after the blasts hit the American Airlines check-in desk at around 8am (7am GMT).
There were reports that shouts in Arabic were heard before the explosions and shots fired in the aftermath.
Around 90 minutes later, there were reports of another suspected terror attack after explosion hit a Metro station near the EU headquarters in the city centre.
Photographs from inside the arrivals hall showed the floor was covered in fallen roof tiles and dust as bloodied people hobbled out of the airport. Others injured were photographed lying on the floor.
Video shows terrified passengers running for their lives out of the terminal.
The explosions come just a day after the Belgium Interior Minister warned of possible revenge attacks after the arrest of Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.
he aftermath of the explosions at the airport, thousands of people waiting for flights this morning were penned inside the terminal as police sealed off the shattered arrivals hall.
People already checked-in were then slowly evacuated through emergency exits – but were told to leave all their hand luggage as police checked bags for more explosives.
Evacuated air passengers are being ferried onto buses and are being driven to a ‘crisis centre’ away from the airport. Women and children are being moved first.
Pauline Deglume tweeted: ‘My godfather is located at the airport and said he saw dismembered bodies everywhere.’
Dries Valaert, 30, was waiting to get his boarding pass from a check in desk when the blast struck.
He told MailOnline: ‘There was a first blast and then ten seconds later a second explosion. It was a big big blast, the ceiling went down. It was just 30 metres from where I was.
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