Brussels on Tuesday woke up to multiple explosions — first at the city’s airport, later at a metro station — that left at least 21 dead and several others injured.
Shots were reportedly fired inside the airport and there were shouts in Arabic before the explosion. There are multiple reports suggesting this could be the work of a suicide bomber.
The blasts prompted authorities to shut down the airport and metro system. Local media has been reporting that the toll figure is likely to rise.
Federale regering volgt de situatie op de voet. Absolute prioriteit gaat naar de slachtoffers en naar de hulpverlening op de luchthaven.
— Charles Michel (@CharlesMichel) March 22, 2016
Shocked by the terrible events in #Brussels this morning. My thoughts with those affected! Following closely the developments. Stay safe!
— Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgievaEU) March 22, 2016
— Violeta Bulc (@Bulc_EU) March 22, 2016
I am shocked and concerned by the events in Brussels. We will do everything we can to help.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 22, 2016
News from Brussels is disturbing. The attacks are condemnable. Condolences to families of the deceased. May those injured recover quickly.
Con il cuore e con la mente a Bruxelles, Europa
— Matteo Renzi (@matteorenzi) March 22, 2016