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Brussels terror attack: In pictures

At least 21 people were reported dead when enormous twin blasts hit Brussels airport and the city’s metro system today. Passengers were led onto the tarmac and the crisis centre urged people not to come to the airport. The explosions happened only days

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 March 2016, 05:10:04 PM
Brussels attacks: The 3 suspects

Brussels attacks: The 3 suspects

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Belgian authorities released pictures of two of the suspects pushing trolleys with their bombs through the terminal and said they were "actively searching" for a third man whose explosives did not to go off. Two massive suicide blasts by men with bombs in their bags hit Zaventem Airport, leaving blood and mangled bodies strewn across the check-in hall and sending terrified travellers fleeing.
The departures lounge

The departures lounge

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At least 21 people were reported dead when enormous twin blasts hit Brussels airport and the city’s metro system today. Passengers were led onto the tarmac and the crisis centre urged people not to come to the airport. The explosions happened only days after the prime suspect in the Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels. PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Belgium on March 30 for the India-EU Summit. Up to 35 people are believed to be injured.
Evacuation from Schuman station

Evacuation from Schuman station

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People are evacuated from the Schuman station in Brussels
Emergency personnel

Emergency personnel

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Emergency personnel taking the injured for first aid
Emergency rescue workers

Emergency rescue workers

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Emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels
Smoke rises from Maalbeek underground

Smoke rises from Maalbeek underground

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Smoke rising from the Maalbeek underground, in Brussels, following a blast at the station close to the capital's European quarter
Damaged train carriage

Damaged train carriage

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The destruction caused by the twin blasts that rocked Brussels airport and metro station
Evacuation

Evacuation

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A woman is being evacuated in an ambulance by emergency services
Passenger and airport staff evacuation

Passenger and airport staff evacuation

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Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after Tuesday morning’s explosions
Smoke rise from the blast

Smoke rise from the blast

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The explosions went off just before 8am local time
Army helping injured people

Army helping injured people

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Army and airport security helping injured people