Three staff members from the European Commission have been injured in the Brussels terrorist attacks, a top official from the European Union's executive says.
"Yesterday terrorists hit at the heart of Europe, our city, Brussels. Innocent people were killed and injured, among those treated for their injuries are three of our colleagues from the commission," Vice President Kristalina Georgieva tells journalists.
The commission's main building is located less than 500 metres from the Maelbeek subway station, which was targeted during the attacks. Three commission buildings are right above the subway station and were evacuated after the explosion there, Georgieva says.
One of the buildings, which houses the commission's agriculture services, remains empty on Wednesday. Structural checks are being carried out to see whether the Maelbeek explosion has affected the building's foundation, the vice president says.