Map locating the explosions that tore through Brussels airport and a blast that struck Maelbeek metro station in Belgium today:
Attacks in Brussels have lead to the deaths of 34 people in total. According the Belgian broadcaster VRT, 20 people were killed in the blast on a metro train while another 14 died in explosions at Zaventem airport.
Here’s what we know so far:
- A witness shouts in Arabic shortly before two blasts struck the packed airport departure lounge.
- All public transport in Brussels is shut down.
- The Belgian Crisis Centre appealed to the population: “Stay where you are.”
- Police found Kalashnikov assault rifle next to dead attacker at Brussels Airport – broadcaster VRT says