Several people were killed when the two explosions devastated the departure area of the Zaventem airport in the Belgian capital on Tuesday morning, triggering panic. There is no Indian among the casualties following two massive explosions
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya on Tuesday said that his wife and son were safe at the Brussels airport where two explosions were reported killing 11 and injuring many.
“#Brussels jet spoke to my wife and son at #BrusselsAirport..They r bn evacuated to a safe zone God is great,” tweeted playback singer Abhijeet.
Jet Airways too issued a statement following the explosions stating, “We are aware of the bomb explosion at Brussels airport. Jet airway is making all efforts to confirm the status of all its staff and guests. As per first information, Jet airways aircraft in Brussels is safe.”
Twin blasts ripped through the Brussels airport and shortly after another blast was reported at the Maelbeek Metro station, which is located near European Union.
Images on social media from the scene showed smoke rising from one of the terminal buildings. The cause of the explosions is unknown.
According to Belgian media, the airport is being evacuated. It has been closed to flights.