Brussels explosions: No Indian among casualties, says MEA

There is no Indian among the casualties following two massive explosions at Brussels airport in Belgium on Tuesday, the External Affairs Ministry has confirmed.

Updated: Mar 22, 2016, 14:39 PM IST
Brussels explosions: No Indian among casualties, says MEA

New Delhi: There is no Indian among the casualties following two massive explosions at Brussels airport in Belgium on Tuesday, the External Affairs Ministry has confirmed.

“Have spoken to our Ambassador (Manjeev Singh Puri},” Axternal Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said.

“No reports of any Indian casualties,” he added.

 

 

There is also likely to be no change in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Belgium on March 30 for the India-EU Summit.

From Belgium, PM Modi is scheduled to travel to Washington for Nuclear Security Summit from March 31.

Several people were killed when the two explosions devastated the departure area of the Zaventem airport in the Belgian capital on Tuesday morning, triggering panic.

The Belgian fire service told local media there were several dead and wounded in the blasts which were centred at the American Airlines check-in desk, BBC reported.

Belga news agency reported that shots were fired and shouts in Arabic were heard before the two blasts, BBC said.

 

 

The airport was hurriedly evacuated and has been closed for flights, BBC said.