Explosion noises heard at Brussels train station

2017-06-20 21:55
In this image taken from video, police cars block a road near the train station in central Brussels. (AP)

In this image taken from video, police cars block a road near the train station in central Brussels. (AP)

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Brussels - Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square.

Broadcaster RTL quoted Fire Services spokesperson Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city's Central station on Tuesday. Meys could not say what had caused the blast.

He could only confirm that firefighters were at the scene.

The Belgian capital's Grand Place, a major tourist site, was evacuated along with the station about 200m away.

Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport on March 22 2016.

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