Brussels airport to remain closed

Belgian doctor, Isabelle Schaub, who treated some of the victims says there is a sombre mood in the capital.

People hold a banner reading in French and Flamish “I AM BRUSSELS” as they gather around floral tributes, candles, belgian flags and notes in front of the Bourse of Brussels on 22 March, 2016 in tribute to the victims of Brussels following triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital that killed about 35 people and left more than 200 people wounded. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Brussels airport remained closed today and will stay closed tomorrow following two deadly explosions inside the departures terminal and a third a Metro station.

At least 30 people were killed and more than 200 others wounded in the attacks yesterday.

[WATCH] As details surrounding the Brussels explosions continue to emerge, people across the world have taken to social media to give their varying visual responses to the deadly attacks.

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All passenger flights into and out of the airport have been cancelled and only select public transportation services have been allowed to resume in the capital.

Belgian doctor, Isabelle Schaub, who treated some of the victims says there is a sombre mood in the capital.

"Everybody's very quiet… Yesterday was a very sad day. Everybody was waiting for news about the injured and the dead people."

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has revealed that one of the attackers was deported last June from Turkey, which subsequently warned Belgium that he was a militant.


Earlier, the Belgium Federal Prosecutor confirmed that two brothers carried out the deadly suicide bombings.

WATCH: Brussels bombings: three explosions leave over 30 dead.

It also revealed that one of the brothers, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, had left a will on a computer that was found.

His brother, Khalid, blew himself up on a carriage of the Brussels Metro, while a third suspect has been arrested but has not yet been named.


This evening, it's being reported that a mix-up by a Brussels taxi dispatcher may have prevented more carnage at the city's airport.

According to Belgium's DH newspaper the cab firm sent a smaller car to pick up the bombers than the one ordered.

Citing unidentified sources, DH is reporting that el-Bakraoui and two other men suspected of carrying out the attack had called for a minivan to take them to Zaventem Airport, laden with bags, early yesterday morning from an apartment in the north of the city.

When the driver turned up in a saloon, the three found they could not fit all four heavy bags into the trunk and left one behind.