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Brussels Airport Explosion: At Least 30 Dead, Shouts In Arabic Heard Shortly Before Blasts

Updated on 9 July, 2016 at 9:49 am By

Two explosions rocked Belgium’s capital city on Brussels on Tuesday morning. The blasts tore through the departure hall of Brussels Airport.


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At least 30 people are dead and scores injured following the explosions.

 

Jef Versele

The injured people at the airport immediately following the blasts. Jef Versele

Reports by Belgian news agency Belga said that just before the explosions shots were fired and people heard shouts in Arabic.

It must be noted that these blasts come in just four days after arrests were made in Brussels with regard to suspected terrorists involved in November 2015 Paris attacks.

 

The Guardian

The Guardian Belgian police on high alert ahead of attacks.

Since the arrest, Belgian police have been on a high alert for any reprisal action.

Videos of the attack have gone viral on social media, with pictures showing smoke rising from the departure hall and windows of the hall shattered by the blasts.


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Authorities at Brussels Airport took to Twitter to not only keep people updated but to make sure they didn’t panic.

 

 

 

 



 

 

Few hours after the attacks took place, Islamic State terror group ISIS took responsibility for the attack.

 

Jef Versele

The damaged airport after the explosion. Jef Versele

 

Prayers poured in on Twitter for the people of Belgium.

 

Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s family was in Brussels at the time of explosions. The singer tweeted that they are safe.

 

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted this:

 

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