PM Modi Condemns Disturbing Brussels Attack, Offers Condolences

Indian PM Modi condemned the deadly multiple explosions in Brussels and offered condolences to family of the deceased.

Published: 22nd March 2016 04:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2016 04:48 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the deadly multiple explosions in Brussels and offered his condolences to the family of the deceased.

“News from Brussels is disturbing. The attacks are condemnable. Condolences to families of the deceased. May those injured recover quickly,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that there have been no Indian casualties in the attack, in which almost 21 deaths have been reported so far and several have been injured.

“I am in touch with Mr Manjeev Puri Indian Ambassador in Brussels. He has informed me that so far there is no report of any Indian casualty. However, an Indian lady crew member of Jet Airways is injured. She has been rushed to the hospital. Please do not worry. Indian Embassy in Brussels will provide all assistance,” Swaraj tweeted.

Earlier, twin explosions ripped through the departure hall of Zaventem Airport in Brussels.

The blasts come days after the capture of prime Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels which killed 130 people.

The passengers were seen evacuating from the airport in Belgian capital after smoke was seen rising from the terminal building.

The airport is being evacuated and has been closed to flights, as per reports. Rail transport to the facility has also been halted.


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