There were two explosions in Brussels airport at around 8:00am local time. An hour later, an explosion hit Maalbeek metro station in what is been termed as a separate terror attack. 10 are feared dead in the Metro blast. Brussels’ public transport system has been closed.
Bomb disposal units have been deployed to the nearby EU commission building.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Vice President of the EU Commission for Budget and Human Resources, said on Twitter, “All EU institutions are at alert level ORANGE – all meetings on premises and outside cancelled, access only for staff with badges.”
Eurostar has cancelled train services to and from Brussels. Security has been tightened in Paris’s Charles DeGaulle airport and London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Emergency number for Brussels is 0032 2753 7300.