Bomb blasts at the Brussels airport and metro has led to the shut down of the transport services in the entire country on March 22, 2016. The Brussels public transport operator STIB in a Tweet said, “Bus, tram and metro shut down”.
Some of the major railway stations had to be shut down due to the terror attack. The explosions have killed at least 13 people after which Belgium has raised its terror threat to the maximum level. The two explosions were targeted at the main hall of the Zaventum Airport at 8:00 am while the third hit the Maalbeek metro station which is nearer to the European Union’s main buildings.
The explosion took place just when the commuters were making their way during the rush hour. According to the Belgium Media, at least 13 people have been killed while 35 have been injured at the airport. 15 of the injured were being treated by the emergency services outside the metro station.
The blasts have occurred after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, who was the prime suspect in the Paris attacks that killed about 130 people in November 2015. There was chaos all over the airport as passengers fled in panic as smoke was rising from the main terminal building.
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