In social networks appeared a photo from the explosion in the Brussels metro “Maelbeek”. The picture was posted on Twitter of one of the residents of the Belgian capital.
The site of the explosion at the metro station in Brussels
One of the representatives of public transport operator STIB Brussels told Radio 1 that the explosion happened directly on the train. “It happened in the train, stopped in the tunnel”, — quotes its words DeMorgen.
“I was pulling up to the station the subway train, when there was a powerful explosion. The light went out, there was smoke, sounds of explosions, all fell on the door,” said one of the witnesses to POLITICO. An unnamed official told the publication that occurred, “without a doubt, is the attack”.
Explosions in Brussels
On the morning of 22 March in the Belgian capital was rocked by several explosions. The first two explosions occurred at around 8am local time at Brussels airport. According to preliminary information…
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At the moment, official information about how many people died and were injured in the explosion in the subway, no. VTM has reported 10 killed, Agence France-Presse on Twitter — about 15 victims. At the same time the VRT broadcasting company claims that the explosion no one was killed.
After the explosion, passengers were forced to abandon the carriages and to evacuate through the tunnel.
Station “Molbeck” is located in the district, where the official EU institutions. The companies offices nearby were evacuated. The official public transport operator STIB Brussels said that currently the entrances to all stations are closed. Later it became known that in the Belgian capital stopped work and public transportation, including buses and trams.