Brussels: Scenes of panic, horror and sheer terror pervaded the international airport of Brussels as two huge explosions ripped through its departure hall on Tuesday morning. Eyewitnesses said it was a bloodbath, with several left dead and dozens seriously injured in the aftermath. Much of the chaos was captured live on camera.
One of the first videos that emerged on the social media was that of people running away from the airport, with their luggage in hands, to save their lives.
Another video captured moments right after the explosions inside the airport.
video shows moments after blast at Brussels airport pic.twitter.com/NcvNHWZp2s— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22, 2016
Airport staff soon took stock of the situation and evacuated people to safety. The airport's official Twitter handle warned people to stay away from its premises and announced that a massive evacuation was on.
video of evacuation at Brussels airport after multiple explosions pic.twitter.com/kDsWxPVN1M— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22, 2016
Smoke seen rising from the airport building.
The shock over news of the twin-blasts at the Brussels airport had barely subsided when another loud explosion was heard at the Maalbeek metro station and panic-stricken people were seen running out in the streets.
video , moments after blast at Brussels Malbeek Metro stsation pic.twitter.com/TbQ2Z2ysbW— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22, 2016
video: people running for life after blast at Malbeek Metro station, Brussels, pic.twitter.com/Hhx6Q2VjCz— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22, 2016
Video showed smoke coming out of the metro station and authorities soon announced that all metro trains were cancelled in the city.
video: smoke in Malbeek Metro tunnel after blast Brussels pic.twitter.com/dh6gJI95VE— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22, 2016