Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Photos: 23 dead, many injured as suicide bombers hit Brussels Airport

 Carnage: At least eleven people have died and several injured after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suspected terror attack

No fewer than 23 persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured after 'suicide bombers' attack American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport as second 'terror attack' hits Metro station near EU headquarters.

Witnesses described scenes 'like the apocalypse' with blood and 'dismembered bodies everywhere' after two blasts rocked the American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport at 8am (7am GMT) in a suspected suicide bombing.
 A soldier walks through debris after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport

Around 90 minutes later, ten people are believed to have died when an explosion hit a Metro station just 400 metres from the EU headquarters in the city centre in another suspected terror attack.

 Two explosions have been heard at Brussels Airport
At the airport, shouts in Arabic were reportedly heard before the explosions which sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows, knocking roof tiles off the ceiling and sending terrified passengers running for their lives.

Injured passengers are covered in blood and dust after the explosions in the terminal building

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. 

A man lies injured on the floor after two explosions rocked the the American Airlines check-in desk

Bravery: People are treated, comforted and given water by the emergency services as they help the wounded

Aftermath: A man lies stricken on the pavement as survivors kiss in relief after surviving the bombing, which has killed at least ten

Second attack: A person lies injured on the floor after an explosion was heard at the Metro station in the centre of Brussels

Evacuation: Those on the tube network were evacuated from smoke-filled tunnels and walked along the tracks to the nearest station

Second attack: Around 90 minutes after the airport blasts, there were reports of an explosion at a  station (pictured) in the centre of the city

Video shows terrified passengers running for their lives out of the terminal

Pictures show the terminal window blown in from the force of the explosion and smoke rising high into the sky

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