BREAKING: Panic As Explosions Rock #Zaventem Airport Brussels, Belgium (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

BREAKING: Panic As Explosions Rock #Zaventem Airport Brussels, Belgium (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on March 22, 2016
Photo Credit: iStock

There are reports of two explosions at Zaventum Airport in Brussels, Belgium, according to VTM.

Images of the scene which show smoke rising from one of the airport terminal buildings are circulating on social media. Eyewitnesses say the explosion occurred at the departures area of the busy airport.

The cause of the explosion is unknown and there is no official information on casualties.

The blasts come four days after the capture of alleged mastermind of the Paris terrorists attacks of November 2015, Salah Abdeslam in Brussels.

Some reports say that one explosion was near the American Airline check-in area. Belgian media reports that the airport is being evacuated and flights have been closed.

A witness told the Belgian news outlet, RTBF that people were injured or “unconscious” in the departure area which is opposite Sheraton Hotel.

Niels Caignau, a Swissport employee, told Flemish broadcaster VRT, “I was on a break and heard and felt a big explosion – we have from here a view over the departure hall and saw a plume of smoke come out.

“The windows are completely shattered. People went outside in shock. It doesn’t look good.”

Rail transport to the airport has been suspended.


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