30+ killed in blasts at Brussels airport, subway station
The death toll from Tuesday's coordinated terrorist attacks in Brussels now stands at 35. More than 200 others are being treated for injuries after a series of explosions ripped through the Brussels airport and a metro station yesterday afternoon.
"It has been extremely emotional, it is difficult to explain, but it is extremely emotional because first of all it is incredibly stressful because you realise that if you had been there just ten minutes earlier you would have possibly been one of those injured or even one of those killed."
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has issued a statment, calling on the country to avoid falling into panic.
"I would really like to say in the strongest possible terms to those who have chosen to accept the barbaric enemies of liberty, democracy and fundamental values, to say to them that we will remain united and together, that we will stay fully mobilised, with today's profound sadness in our hearts and stomachs, but with a complete determination to act to protect our liberty and our way of life."
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Belgian authorities have so far detained 2 people.
Indications are at least 3 young men launched the attacks, two of whom were suicide bombers.
Video footage has been released showing the trio moving luggage through the airport in Brussels.
It remains unclear at this point whether the men were locally-based.
Security precautions have been implemented in airports, train stations and government buildings across Europe.
1.death toll n. 死亡人数
2.terrorist attacks 恐怖袭击
3.metro station 地铁车站
4.falling into panic 陷入恐慌
5.barbaric adj. 野蛮的，蒙昧，半开化的，粗俗的
6.suicide bombers 人肉炸弹，自杀性炸弹
•恐怖主义袭击 terrorist attacks
•恐怖组织 terrorist group
•恐怖主义行为 acts of terrorism
•煽动暴力恐怖活动 to instigate violent terror activities
•人肉炸弹 human bomb
•恐怖性爆炸 terror bombing
•自杀式枪击爆炸事件 suicide bombings and shootings
•打击恐怖主义 to combat terrorism
•空袭：air strike/ air raid
•反恐情报中心 anti-terrorism intelligence system
•反恐演练 anti-terrorism drill
•追捕恐怖分子 to hunt down terrorists
May they rest in peace.