14 dead after explosions hit Brussels airport

Two loud explosions have been heard at Brussels airport forcing the closure to all departures and arrivals

14 dead after explosions hit Brussels airport

World Bulletin / News Desk

14 people were killed and more than 30 wounded as a result of twin explosions at Brussels Airport on Tuesday, Belgian media reported. 

Images from the scene showed smoke rising from the terminal building, where the windows had been shattered.

Images showed people fleeing from the terminal building.

The airport has been closed to all departures and arrivals until further notice, Eurocontrol, the European organisation for air navigation safety confirmed on its website following twin explosions.

The blasts come days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels on Friday of Saleh Abdeslam, prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November, after four months on the run.

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