Two loud explosions were heard at the Zaventem airport in Belgium’s capital, forcing authorities to hurriedly evacuate it, Sky News reported. There were reports of several casualties.
The blasts centred on an American Airlines desk in a departure hall.
Police say that at least one person was killed when the explosions ripped through the departure hall at the airport during the morning rush hour as hundreds of passengers were trying to check in.
“One person has died and perhaps there are several more,” said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the situation was developing.
The official urged people to stay away from the airport after the blasts occurred at 8:55 am (local time).
Sky News correspondent Alex Rossi said from the scene: “I was at the duty free in Zaventem Airport and I heard two very, very loud explosions.
“I could feel the building move. There was also dust and smoke as well… It is some kind of terrorist attack although that hasn’t been verified by any of the authorities here,” he said.
“We are all being moved out of the airport towards the emergency exit.”
Belgian media reported that several people had been injured and that train services to the airport had been suspended.
The Belgian capital is on high alert following the arrest of the November 2015 Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.
Two staffers of Jet Airways were reportedly injured in the terror attack at Brussels airport. The external affairs ministry confirmed that a woman crew member of Jet was injured in the attack.