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    Brussels airport attacks: 2 Jet Airways crew members injured, flights cancelled to city

    Synopsis

    It is learnt that one of the staffers has suffered an eye injury and that both were rushed to a hospital where they are being treated.

    ET Bureau
    MUMBAI: Two cabin crew attendants of Jet Airways were injured in the bomb explosions that ripped through the Brussels airport on Tuesday.

    The airline currently uses the airport as its western hub. It will shift its hub to Amsterdam on Sunday as part of a prior network rearrangement plan.

    A source in the know identified the employees as Mumbai residents Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwani.

    The explosions and gun shots at the Zaventem airport led to 13 deaths and several injuries media reports said. There were similar attacks in Maelbeek metro station in the city.

    Late at night, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj posted an advisory from her Twitter account asking all Indians in and travelling to Brussels to "exercise caution and alertness.." They have been asked to avoid visiting crowded places, refrain from "unnecessary travel" outdoors and use of public transport and remain in contact with the embassy.

    The airport has been closed till Wednesday and all flights till then cancelled.

    Jet has offered a waiver of all cancellation, rebooking and rerouting of tickets to or via Brussels till March 26.

    Jet said its passengers have been accommodated at three locations in co-ordination with the local authorities. "Arrangements for their food and comfort have been made till the situation normalises," it said in a statement.

    "We are working very closely with the Indian Embassy and are in touch with the Indian Ambassador to plan the next steps for evacuation of our guests from Brussels once the airport becomes operational," the airline said.
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    8 Comments on this Story

    Jagdip Vaishnav1764 days ago
    Despite increasing terror attacks across the globe ,our security system has serious lapsesWhat is requested to note , how Airport Authority can allow Passengers to enter in to Air port without frisking [2] Passenger can enter even with cancelled e-ticket [3] No metal detractor , explosive detectors are being used at entry gates, [4]No sniffer dogs at entry gates. Terrorists take advantage of their serious security lapses ,kils innocent people/passengers
    Abraham Bruck1764 days ago
    Looks like Belgium is now in the disputed occupied territories category.
    Please label all products accordingly ...
    mahendra kumar Nayak1765 days ago
    Relieved that both the injured are not very serious.
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