Explosions At Brussels Airport, Several Injured

Several people have reportedly been injured, following two explosions, at the departure lounge, at Brussels’ airport, in Belgium.

Two explosions have been reported in the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels. The Belgian fire service told local media there were at least several wounded, possibly dead.

The cause of the explosions is unknown. The airport is being evacuated and has been closed to flights.

The blasts come four days after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris attacks in November.

Images on social media showed smoke rising from one of the buildings, amid reports of panic as people fled the airport.

Rail transport to the facility has been halted and people told not to come to the airport.

Niels Caignau, a Swissport employee, told Flemish broadcaster VRT, “I was on a break and heard and felt a big explosion – we have from here a view over the departure hall and saw a plume of smoke come out.

“The windows are completely shattered. People went outside in shock. It doesn’t look good.”



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