Two Terror Attacks Hit Brussels Airport Causing Casualties
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, (THEWILL) – At least one person was killed on Tuesday with several others injured after two explosions rocked Zaventem airport in Brussels. Reports say the first explosion took place in the departure lounge, followed by another a few seconds later on or near the runway. These resulted in a thick cloud of smoke.
While police confirmed at least one death, the French newspaper Le Figaro reported that 11 people had been killed from the two explosions which were minutes apart just before 8am. TV images showed people fleeing the terminal, while smoke billowed from the roof of the airport. A false ceiling collapsed, causing lots of dust and smoke.
The Belgian broadcaster, RTBF, cited hospital sources, to report that up to 10 people were killed and 30 wounded in the airport explosions. Reuters quotes another of the nation's broadcaster, VRT, as saying the Brussels airport explosion was a suicide attack.
Meanwhile, there has been official confirmation that the blasts were a terrorist attack.