Brussels terror attack: How the events unfolded

A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station today, killing at least 21 people in apparently coordinated attacks, officials said. Two explosions targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport, with a third hitting the Maalbeek metro station near the European Union’s main buildings, just as commuters were making their way to […]

By: Agencies | Brussels | Updated: March 22, 2016 6:07 pm
People react outside Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016. Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) People react outside Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016.  (Source: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station today, killing at least 21 people in apparently coordinated attacks, officials said.

Two explosions targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport, with a third hitting the Maalbeek metro station near the European Union’s main buildings, just as commuters were making their way to work in rush hour.

Pierre Meys, spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade, told AFP at least 21 people had been killed — 11 at the airport and “around ten” more at the metro station.

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.

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