American Airlines says no employees hurt in Brussels blasts

AFP , Tuesday 22 Mar 2016

Zaventem airport
People are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016, in this handout courtesy of David Crunelle via Twitter (Reuters)

American Airlines said none of its employees were reported injured in the explosions that ripped through Brussels airport on Tuesday.

Unconfirmed reports on social media had said the blast took place near the American Airlines check-in counter at the airport in the Belgian capital.

The company would not comment on the reports, but said in a statement the airline was "taking care of our customers, employees and contractors."

It said American Airlines Flight 751, due to have left Brussels Tuesday for Philadelphia, had been cancelled.

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