Belgium maintains terror threat at level 4

Brussels, March 23 (IANS) Belgium’s Coordinating Body for Threat Analysis or OCAM announced on Wednesday that it would maintain the terror alert for the country at level 4, the highest possible.

OCAM head Paul Van Tigchelt told a press conference that the decision to maintain the level 4 alert came after a meeting on Wednesday morning, Xinhua reported.

Belgium’s National Security Council is due to meet shortly on the request of Prime minister Charles Michel, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF reported.

Alain Lefevre, director-general of the Belgian Federal Crisis Center, said work to identify the victims was going on and it was not yet possible to give a definite number of fatalities and casualties.

Lefevre said a special centre has been opened in the military hospital at the Brussels suburb of Neder-Over-Hembeek for anyone seeking information about relatives or friends who were victims of the attacks.

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