Brussels airport bombs contained nails, hospital official says

The bombs used during the terrorist attack on the international airport in Brussels contained nails, an official from a hospital treating some of the victims tells the Belga news agency.

The Gasthuisberg hospital in the city of Leuven has taken in 13 victims, five of who suffered serious injuries.

Its head, Marc Decramer, was quoted by Belga as saying that most of the victims had suffered fractures, burns and serious cuts caused by metallic objects.

Last update: Tue, 22/03/2016 - 18:36

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