Two explosions have hit a departure hall at Brussels airport. Local media report that several people have been injured. The cause is not yet known.
Passengers have been evacuated
Planes and public transport to the airport have been suspended
Belga news agency reports that one person is dead and several injured.
The Belga news agency is reporting that gunfire was heard before the blasts as well as cries in a language that sounded like Arabic.
Several people have been killed according to RTBF
The cause of the blasts has still not been confirmed
The security level for the whole of Belgium has been lifted to four, the maximum
Belgian prime minister Charles Michel Tweets: "We are following the situation minute by minute. Our absolute priority is the victims and those present at the airport"
Our reporter Fred Bouchard is at Maalbeek station where the blast occurred he says smoke and damage are apparent and around a dozen people have been seen injured.
Belgian broadcaster RTBF says 10 people are dead in the attacks, citing hospital sources
Belga news agency is reporting separate explosions at Maalbeek and Schuman metros but the two are very close so it may be the same incident.
The metro has been closed.
An emergency call centre has been set up for those in Belgium on 1771
Belgian broadcaster VRT reports the explosions were carried out by a suicide bomber.
Eurostar services are now suspended
VRT say that the attack at the airport was a suicide bomb and that 13 are dead and 35 injured.
The European Commission has told all its employees to stay at home on in their offices.