Two explosions ripped through Brussels airport Tuesday during the morning rush hour as hundreds of passengers were trying to check in.
“There were two blasts in the departure hall. First aid team are in place for help,” said airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen.
Passengers were led onto the tarmac and the crisis centre urged people not to come to the airport.
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Police confirm one person was killed when two explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport.
The official urged people to stay away from the airport.
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An explosion happens in a Brussels metro station near European Union headquarters.
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Witness describes the second, louder explosion at the airport that brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with blood from victims.
“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”
“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene.”
Eurostar suspends high-speed rail service to Brussels-Midi station following the attacks at the airport and a metro station in Belgium
The rail service links London with Brussels and Paris via the Channel Tunnel.
Brussels police spokesman Christian De Coninck says there were deaths at the Maelbeek police station near European Union headquarters.
Belgian federal prosecutor calls all three explosions in Brussels “terrorist attacks”.
Belgian media report that at least 13 are dead, and authorities are saying there are dead at both sites.
A Belgian subway official says there are 15 dead, 55 injured in the subway station attack.
Belgian officials say the casualty toll from three explosions is 26 dead and at least 136 wounded.
Belgian’s Health Minister says 11 people are dead and 81 have been injured in twin explosions at the Brussels airport.
The mayor of Brussels raises the toll of dead and injured from a subway bombing.
In all, at least 31 people have been killed and 230 wounded in the three blasts.
Times are local and approximate.
With files from the Associated Press.