Eyewitnesses have described “chaos” as they ran from the sound of explosions during suspected terrorist bomb attacks in Brussels.
Two blasts were reported at the city’s airport and another at the Maelbeek metro station.
Zach Mouzoun, who arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first blast, told BFM television that the second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with blood from victims.
“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”
“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene,” he said.
“I was on my way to check in and two bombs went off – two explosions,” he said.
“I didn’t see anything. Everything was coming down. Glassware. It was chaos, it was unbelievable. It was the worst thing.”
Brussels resident Shigeo Sugimoto said he was one stop away from where the metro was hit and heard people shouting.
He wrote on Facebook: “I am fine !! But i was in the metro when suddenly some one start shouting ‘explosions!!! Evacuation!!!
“Ouch!!! I was just one station ahead before when explosion happened !!!!!!!!”
He posted pictures showing cars and people standing in the road and wrote: “Maerbeek (sic) now apocalypse!!!”