Two explosions hit Brussels airport

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Brussels, March 22 (IANS) Two loud explosions were heard at the Zaventem airport in Belgium’s capital, forcing authorities to hurriedly evacuate it, Sky News reported. There were reports of several casualties.

The blasts centred on an American Airlines desk in a departure hall.

Sky News correspondent Alex Rossi said from the scene: “I was at the duty free in Zaventem Airport and I heard two very, very loud explosions.

“I could feel the building move. There was also dust and smoke as well… It is some kind of terrorist attack although that hasn’t been verified by any of the authorities here,” he said.

“We are all being moved out of the airport towards the emergency exit.”

Belgian media reported that several people had been injured and that train services to the airport had been suspended.

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The Belgian capital is on high alert following the arrest of the November 2015 Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.

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