One dead in Brussels airport explosions

2016-03-22 10:02

Brussels  - The main airport in the Belgian capital Brussels was shut down on Tuesday after two explosions were reported in its departure hall, local media report.

Witnesses reported that several people were injured.

One person has died in explosions at the Brussels airport, while several others have been injured, the Belga news agency quotes the police as saying.

No flights were leaving or arriving at the airport, the Belga news agency reported.

It was not immediately clear if the incident was a terrorist attack, the broadcaster RTBF reports.

The country had been on high alert since the arrest in Brussels last week of Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks.

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