No data on nationality of victims of blasts in Brussels so far

Source : 112 Ukraine

As soon as the data is collected, it will be passed to respective embassies, - Belgian Interior Ministry
15:01, 22 March 2016

The Belgian government so far has no information about nationality of those who suffered during the series of terrorist acts in Brussels. Belarusian Foreign Ministry tweeted this on Tuesday.

“The information will be passed to embassies of foreign countries via Belgian Foreign Ministry”, the Belarusian governmental body reported.

Ukraine’s Embassy in Belgium so far has not received any information whether there were Ukrainians among the victims, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

As 112 International reported, several blasts thundered across the Belgian capital. Two explosions took place in the departures hall of Zaventem airport; other bombs went off at Maalbeek underground station. The local media reported that before the blasts at the airport, witnesses heard gunfire and exclamations in Arabic.

By various estimates, the blasts in Brussels took lives of at least 26 people, another 136 were injured.

Belgian Prosecutor’s Office surmised that the blasts at the airport were set off by a suicide bomber. Currently, the airport is closed, and the public transport is not working. The government announced the highest level of terrorist threat.

The Belgian authorities suspect that the ISIS might be behind the terrorist acts. Later that day, the terrorist organization said they bear the responsibility.

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry recommends citizens to refrain from traveling to Brussels, and the SBU, Ukraine’s security service, claimed they increased security measures in the country due to the terrorist acts in Brussels.  

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