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#Brussels: Cops find unexploded bomb belt, survivors describe scenes of terror

Local news agency VTM is reporting that the bomb squad has arrived to detonate the explosive.

Belgian police officers and rescue workers gather on the Wetstraat (Rue de la Loi) which was evacuated after an explosion at the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on 22 March, 2016. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have discovered an unexploded bomb belt on the scene of this morning's deadly terror attack on the Brussels airport.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Brussels airport this morning and a short while later there was a separate bombing at a subway.

Local media is reporting the combined death toll is now at over 30, while dozens of injured people have been rushed to hospital.

Over 130 people are believed to have been injured in the blasts.

Local news agency VTM is reporting that the bomb squad has arrived to detonate the explosive.

It's also investigating a suspect package found at the airport but no further information has been divulged.

LISTEN: Brussles Bomb Blasts most likely to be blamed on Isis, says analyst.

Belgium's nuclear plan has also been evacuated.

CNN's Nick Robinson said, "They have set up a hotline and it's available on the Belgian government's website so if anyone is worried about their loved ones they can check that. The Dutch Red Cross has also set up a website for Dutch speakers for people to check in to say they are safe, as has Facebook."

WATCH: Raw video from inside the airport moments after the explosion.

As police fan out across Brussels in search of suspects linked to the attacks, survivors and eyewitnesses have recounted scenes of chaos, and being paralysed by fear.

A man saw both bombs go off in the departures terminal and says he couldn't move.

"We were devastated by fear."

Authorities are also calling for people to donate blood as medical teams battle to keep up with demand.

German carrier Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines have cancelled flights to the capital as Brussels airport has been closed until further notice.

Wings travel management's Mary Ann Harvey said, "We foresee Brussels will have extreme travel restrictions in the future. The extremity of this attack will cause major travel interruptions and it will obviously lead to expensive travel routing or change of travel plans."

At the same time, US President Barack Obama says his nation stands together with Brussels, Nato and the European union.

He's called for unity in the wake of the deadly terror attacks describing them as outrageous.

Obama is currently speaking in Cuba on the final day of his historic trip in Havana.

"The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the Belgian people and we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these attacks on innocent people."

To get rolling updates on the bombings, follow EWN 's live blog here.

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