Death toll in Brussels blasts rises to 34

Brussels – The death toll has risen to 34 in the deadly blasts in Brussels on Tuesday morning, according to the latest figures.

The number of people killed in the Brussels subway train explosion on Tuesday now stands at 20, with another 106 passengers injured, the city’s mayor Yvan Mayeur told a press conference.

Of those injured, 17 are in a critical condition, 23 have serious injuries and another 66 have minor injuries, Mayeur said.

“Brussels has been hit by an unprecedented killing spree. Hatred and fanaticism have struck the heart of Brussels. It is an attack on our values,” the mayor told reporters.

Mayeur said there was “a huge job ahead of us to rebuild Brussels an open and cosmopolitan city”.

At least 34 people were killed in the series of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, of whom 14 died in a suicide attack at Brussels national airport, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said.

Rudi Vervoort, minister-president of the Brussels region, called a meeting of the regional security council on Tuesday afternoon. He said he hoped that rail services could resume in time for the evening rush.

“We are working to restart the surface lines and subway line 2 and 6, as well as reopening the stations,” Vervoort said.

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