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'Dead and wounded' in Brussels Maalbeek metro station blast: Belgian police

The blast in the city's metro takes place on Tuesday morning shortly after two deadly explosions ripped in airport

AFP , AP , Tuesday 22 Mar 2016
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In this image made from video, emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016 (AP)
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Belgian police reported that there fatalities and injuries have resulted from the morning blast at Maalbeek metro station in the capital Brussels, according to AFP

The authorities shut down the city's metro system and the entire public transportation system shortly after a blast took place at Maalbeek station on Tuesday morning.

The blast on the metro took place shortly after two explosions at Brussels airport earlier on tuesday left several people dead and dozens injured.

The Maalbeek station is located close to the European Union (EU) buildings. 

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