Several injured in Brussels metro explosion close to EU institutions

  • Agencies, Brussels
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2016 20:06 IST

An explosion was heard at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, close to the EU institutions, Belgian broadcaster RTBF said, after explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport.

The blast occurred shortly after 0800 GMT, in the morning rush hour, at Maalbeek station. TV images showed black smoke billowing from the station entrance.

AP reported that several people injured in the explosion in Brussels Metro near EU.

The reporter saw several people with facial injuries following an explosion in a Brussels metro station near European Union headquarters. At least two people were seen being moved on stretchers

Alexandre Brans, 32, who was wiping blood from his face, said: “The metro was leaving Maelbeek station when there was a really loud explosion. It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the me

Following this, the Brussels transport authority said all metro stations in Brussels are closing.

More details are awaited.

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