World travel sector stocks have fallen and govern bonds have taken northern graph Tuesday after three terror explosions that rocked Belgium capital Brussels and triggered security alerts across western Europe. The hardest hits are the stocks of hotels and airlines.
More than two dozen people were killed in the first two attacks that took place at an airport in the capital Tuesday morning. About an hour later the third bomb exploded at a subway station.
The attacks took place four days after the arrest of Paris attack mastermind Salah Abdeslam in a raid. He is also the most wanted man in Europe.
Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said it was a dark moment for the country.
Authorities confirmed two explosions at Zavantem airport at around 8 a.m. local time and one explosion at Maalbeck metro station about an hour later. The ministry of health revealed 15 people were killed in the airport blasts and 11 at the subway. The toll of injured person reached 55.
The EUs main buildings are located very near to the Maalbeck station. At the time of the blast head of the EU delegation to Rwanda, Macheal Ryan, was coming up the escalator at another station. He felt a soft boom.
Eyewitnesses said one of the explosions at the airport happened in Departure Hall 1 that is used by international carriers including American Airlines.
He said, “The air pressure from the explosion went up the line and rattled everything… Everything is tense here.”