Tweets and updates from Brussels


Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels asks people to donate blood following terror attacks.

1,600 extra police officers deployed in France following explosions in Brussels, French Interior Minister confirms – ABC News

GOP frontrunner Donald Trumps writes on Twitter: ‘Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!’ – @realDonaldTrump

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says Eiffel Tower will be lit with the colors of the Belgian flag as a mark of solidarity.

Belgian prime minister says no information now whether attacks related to Paris suspect arrested – AP

15 dead, 55 injured in attack at Brussels subway station, transit authority spokesman Guy Sablon says –

White House official: ‘The President was apprised this morning of the explosions in Brussels, Belgium’ – @Acosta

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says ‘what we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks’ – AP

Bloomberg News reports, via Belga News Agency, that a new blast is being reported in Brussels, in what may have been a controlled explosion of a suspect package.

Facebook activates its safety check system for Brussels explosions – @journodave

White House official: ‘US officials have been and will continue to be in close contact with their Belgian counterparts’ – @Acosta

Brussels Phone Users Urged to Text Not Call as Networks Jammed via @technology

BREAKING: 11 killed, 81 injured in #Brussels Airport explosions, minister says.

Brussels attacks will bolster the campaign for the UK to leave the EU @RabobankGroup @Bloomberg

Public transport networks in Brussels are closed and security has been tightened across Europe.

Here is a list of transport disruption and advice for travellers:

The Brussels airport authority says all airport operations are suspended.
All buses, trains and trams have stopped running and all metro stations have been. closed, the city’s transport authorities say.
The Brussels Crisis Center has told people to stay where they are and not to travel.
Belgium has increased its terror threat level to four for the whole country.
Security has been stepped up at nuclear facilities in Belgium.