Terror in Brussels: Latest Updates Surrounding Attacks in Belgium
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Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels have shaken the travel industry, and details are still surfacing about the people and facilities impacted by the bombings.
Among the 32 people who died as a result of the Brussels attacks were at least two Americans, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was in Belgium meeting with leaders about the bombings.
While Kerry did not reveal the names of the Americans killed in the terror attacks, he revealed that at least seven people had been arrested during raids in Brussels. Authorities are still looking for a man that can be seen on surveillance video at the Brussels airport prior to the attacks, as well as another man linked to the bombing of the nearby subway station.
In addition, ABCNews.com is reporting that Jet Airways has confirmed one of the airline’s flight attendants was injured in the Brussels airport bombings. The woman—identified as Nidhi Chaphekar—suffered burns and fractured her foot, but was in stable condition and recovering at a hospital near Brussels.
Belgium has officially lowered its threat level Thursday from four to three as officials reported no indication that another attack was imminent, but locals and tourists are warned that a threat was still serious and possible.
To combat any further attacks, Belgian authorities will be conducting random checks at subway stations as the public transportation systems continue to reopen. As for the Brussels Airport, officials have announced that the facility will not have passenger flights until at least Sunday.
According to the official website of Brussels Airlines, the airline will resume several of its European flights by shifting them to other cities in Belgium, such as Antwerp and Liege. As for international flights, trips between Europe and Africa and between Europe and North America will be booked through airports in Frankfurt, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland.
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