Follow the latest on the explosions which have rocked Brussels’ international airport and a metro station. The cause of the blasts was not immediately known.
All updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)
Twin explosions rocked the departure hall of Brussels’ airport during rush hour on Tuesday morning, reported Belgian media. It was not immediately clear whether or not the incident was a terrorist attack, reported public broadcaster RTBF.
08:33: Brussels Transport Authority has closed all metro stations in Brussels.
08:29: At least 10 people were killed and over 30 injured in the bomb blast at the airport, reported public broadcaster RTBF citing the Saint-Luc hospital in Brussels.
08:24: Authorities in Belgium have raised the country’s alert to its highest level, which indicates a “serious and imminent” threat, reported local media.
08:22: Another explosion has been confirmed at the Maalbeek metro station close to EU buildings, reported DW’s Max Hoffmann.
07:30: At least one person has died as a result, federal police told news agency Belga. Witnesses on the scene said that several people were injured.
“There were two blasts in the departure hall. First aid team are in place for help,” said airport spokeswoman Anke Franse.
More to follow…
(AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)