Just another day in multicultural Europe.
A string of explosions has rocked Brussels Airport and a city metro station, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30 others, prompting Belgium to raise its terror threat to the maximum level.
Two blasts hit Brussels Airport, followed by explosion at metro station
At least 13 people dead, all public transport shut down
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Two explosions hit the international departures lounge at the airport’s Zaventem terminal. It is thought one was set off by a suicide bomber near the American Airlines counter.
A short time later a third blast hit the Maelbeek metro station, near the European Union’s main buildings, just as commuters were making their way to work in rush hour.
The explosions occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in November’s attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
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Brussels’ public transport network was shut down after the blasts and residents were warned to stay inside.
There were chaotic scenes at the airport as passengers fled in panic, with a thick plume of smoke rising from the main terminal building.
The blasts smashed the windows of the departure hall and sent ceiling tiles shattering to the floor.