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Estonian MEP Yana Toom

Estonian MEP Yana Toom has been at the Zaventem Brussels airport early on March 22, when two deadly blasts occurred in the building. The politician recounted the events to the Estonian public broadcaster.

In an interview with the ERR, the MEP recalls that «it was immediately clear that it was a bomb» and she had been some 30 to 50 metres away from the explosions, which occurred in the departures hall.

«Then everybody ran to where the tax-free shops are. There we were directed to two terminals, terminals A and B. There we waited for about an hour. (..) The people are very calm, everybody’s keeping their dignity,» Toom told few hours after the blasts.

Reportedly, the highest terror alert has been announced across Belgium on March 22 after reports that the explosions in Brussels airport have been a terror attack, where at least 13 people have been killed.

Meanwhile, the Brussels central metro station has also been evacuated following reports of explosions at the city’s Schuman and Maalbeek metro stations. At the latter, an explosion has also struck killing 15 and injuring 55 people.

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