Chaos in Belgian capital following blasts: phone lines saturated. People encouraged to use Facebook safety check active to let family and friends know they are safe.
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Belgian public broadcaster VRT has raised the death toll to 34, with 20 people killed in the blast on a metro train and 14 in explosions at the airport.
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Police have found a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to a dead attacker at Brussels airport, according to VRT television.
The nuclear plant of Tihange some 70 kilometres from Brussels has been evacuated.
Press conference Yvan Mayeur, Mayor of Brussels: Unable to give any precise figures as "the situation in the metro station is very chaotic" making it very difficult identify bodies. A total of 106 wounded including 17 badly.
Mayor of Brussels in emotional statement on Maalbeek attack: "It's an attack against our values of freedom and democracy."