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Explosions at Brussels Airport

Old 22nd Mar 2016, 08:22
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Explosions at Brussels Airport

Two Loud Explosions Heard At Brussels Airport

Airport being evacuated. Any news?
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 08:25
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Witnesses say it was at the American Airlines check in desk.
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Many dead reported by Police. Looks like a big explosion....
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Reports of up to 11 death
Many wounded according to police and fire department
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 08:52
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Belgian medias are speaking about; 11 peoples killed and 25 injured another explosion close to the tarmac.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 09:04
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Third bomb package found, further evacuation of Airport.
DOVO military demolition at the scene
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Terrorist level 4 (highest level) has now declared throughout Belgium and military have been deployed at Charleroi Airport (Brussels South)

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Explosion in the subway station Schuman as it was being evacuated just now.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 09:24
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Reports of another blast at a Metro station near the EU building.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 09:28
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Explosion at metro station of Malbeek is CONFIRMED (near to EU HQ).

All rail services have been shut down and Brussels Central is being evacuated
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 10:02
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Maalbeek is about half a mile outside the city centre ans serves mainly the EU Parliament. Schuman (much busier) is about half a mile further down the line and serves mainly the Commission. My impression was that first reports mentioned a metro close to the institutions and was assumed to be Schuman
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The security industry will see an opportunity here to expand their empire. Prof David Begg (chairman of security and risk at Heathrow) is already justifying increased security measures landside "even if it means inconvenience, even if it means more delays, even if it means flying becomes more stressful". The intelligent response would be to find ways to enhance security without increasing inconvenience, delays and stress. But whatever we do the public will not be safer because the terrorists will just move on to anywhere else that people gather. The key thing in aviation is to stop terrorists and bombs getting onto planes or getting through to the most crowded areas airside.
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One easy measure though not foolproof is to prevent anyone other than passengers entering airport terminals. It's done in India, - oh before everyone shout's and employees, crew etc.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 10:17
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More than 20 flights diverted...
Brussels Airport Website: Arrivals
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 10:18
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Amidst all the publicity these attacks generate it is easy to forget that the every day risks we face all the time are greater then the risk of being killed or injured by a terrorist.
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Live Video/Reporting from Sky News

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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 10:21
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Terrorism kills innocent folk, in addition to the everyday risks we all take. It is unjustifiable.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 10:22
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One easy measure though not foolproof is to prevent anyone other than passengers entering airport terminals. It's done in India, - oh before everyone shout's and employees, crew etc.
One airport that I frequent as a passenger uses sniffer dogs before you enter the terminal and bags are then x-rayed at the terminal entrance door
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