New video shows scene of total Brussels attacks

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New video shows scene of total Brussels attacks

Harrowing new video has emerged showing Brussels airport shortly after Tuesday’s terror attack.

It was filmed by taxi driver, Francisco Izquierdo, who was parked outside when the two bombs exploded. He rushed inside to look for his son.

CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports.

New video shows scene of total Brussels attacks

Harrowing new video has emerged showing Brussels airport shortly after Tuesday’s terror attack. It was filmed by taxi driver, Francisco Izquierdo, who was parked outside when the two bombs exploded. He rushed inside to look for his son. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports.

It’s a scene of total devastation. There are bodies buried under the rubble. And the sounds of people screaming, the wounded crying out for help.

The taxi driver who shot the video didn’t find his son inside the airport, but they were reunited later.

Others, have not been so lucky. Relatives and friends of those still missing since the blasts have been posting pictures on social media.

Desperately trying to trace their loved ones. 

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said, “We think about the children who have lost their ‘papa’ their ‘mama,’ We think about the families torn apart. We think about those who have lost their partner, a friend, a loved one-violently, unfairly and cruelly taken away. We also think about the women and men injured, for most of them seriously wounded. For all those who will carry permanent injuries in their flesh and in their heart. We also think about the families who have waited or are still waiting anxiously for some news from their loved ones.”

The names of the 31 people killed in the attacks have not yet been officially announced.

Authorities have asked for time to identify the victims.

The process is slow, they say, because some of the bodies are in such poor condition. A detail that only adds to the distress.


New information emerges on suspects involved in Brussels attacks

The attacks in Beligum have exposed serious gaps in intelligence. Turkey says it had warned Belgium about one of the bombers.

CCTV’s Olly Barratt reports from Brussels.

New information emerges on suspects involved in Brussels attacks

The attacks in Beligum have exposed serious gaps in intelligence. Turkey says it had warned Belgium about one of the bombers. CCTV's Olly Barratt reports from Brussels.

The armed presence on Brussels streets is designed to reassure and protect, but it’s also a reminder of the threat faced.

Tuesday’s attacks here involved suspects previously known to authorities.

Links between the Brussels and Paris attacks are becoming clearer.

And Turkey’s President has accused Belgium of ignoring warnings about one of the Brussels attackers.

Belgium’s interior and justice ministers have offered to resign amid claims of intelligence failures but had their resignations rejected by the prime minister.

The EU’s border free Schengen zone is also a lightning rod for criticism when it comes to terrorist networks on this continent, and the ability of terror suspects to move around.

And so the terrorist threat facing Europe is putting real strains on the European Union and the principle of freedom of movement within it.

Those challenges are even harder to deal with when Europe is divided on how to deal with a massive refugee crisis sending hundreds of thousands to its shores.

But even if Belgium and the EU were able to solve many of these problems, the odds are against them.


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