EU On Lockdown After Brussels Rocked By Three Explosions

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The European Union has canceled all meetings in Brussels on Tuesday after the Belgian capital was rocked by explosions at the city's airport and Metro system. Vice President of the EU Commission Kristalina Georgieva said in a post to Twitter that all EU institutions were on alert level orange, with all meetings on premises and outside canceled for the day. She also said access was restricted to staff with badges. The lockdown comes after two deadly explosions at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels and a blast at the Maalbeek Metro station close to the EU buildings earlier on Tuesday. Thirteen people were reported dead at the airport attacks, while it was still unclear how many people were injured at the Metro explosion.

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