13 killed, 35 injured in Brussels airport explosion (Update)

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Brussels, Mar. 22 (ANI): At least 13 people have lost their lives while 35 others seriously injured following the suspected terrorist attack at the Brussels Airport this morning.

Two explosions reportedly shook the building shortly after 8 a.m. local time, leaving the passengers terrified.

Several people were injured in the explosion at Maelbeeck metro station, reports Guardian.

Le Soir has published an image of the passengers being evacuated from a train after the blast at Maelbeek metro station.

Shots were fired and words in Arabic shouted before the blasts were heard near the American Airlines check-in desk in the departure hall, a Belgian news agency reported.

All flights have been cancelled and the rail traffic towards the Belgian airport suspended post the attack.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has expressed his shock and concern over the incident, will chair a meeting of the UK Government’s emergency committee, Cobra, in the wake of the Brussels attacks. (ANI)

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