Brussels Airport Explosions: At Least 34 People Dead, Many Injured [Updating]

At least 34 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital.

The blasts occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, one of the main suspects in the November terrorist attacks on Paris. Belgian police had been warned and ready for any reprisal action.

Sources familiar with the matter claim that the explosions claimed lives of 11 people and left 25 injured.

Twitter and Facebook users have shared the related images and video showing smoke rising from the departure hall, where windows had been shattered by the blasts.

Passengers are seen running away down a slipway from the departure lounge.

Sky News television’s Alex Rossi, at the scene, said he heard two “very, very loud explosions”.

“I could feel the building move. There was also dust and smoke as well … I went towards where the explosion came from and there were people coming out looking very dazed and shocked,” he said.

Flights due to land at Brussels-Zaventem, which handles 21 million passengers a year, were redirected to Antwerp, Liege, and Brussels Charleroi airports.

As it became known know, one more blast was heard in front of Maalbeek metro station.

Belgian authorities ordered to evacuate all the passengers and staff from the central railway station to prevent another terrorist attacks.

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