BtN: ベルギー ブリュッセル – テロ事件

ヨーロッパにある国、ベルギーの首都 ブリュッセルで起きた二つのテロ事件。ベルギーの人々にサポートメッセージを残しましょう。

In Europe the country of Belgium has been hit by two separate terrorist attacks. Leave your message of support for the people of Brussels in our comments below.

Here’s everything you need to know about it in a special edition of the Wire.

It was around 8 o’clock in the morning in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, when explosions rocked the international airport and nearby train station.

31 people died and many others were hurt. The terrorist group Islamic State says it was responsible. It’s the same group that carried out the attacks in Paris last year, which killed 130 people.

Police and counter-terrorism officers quickly swung into gear carrying out raids all over Brussels and arresting many people. Intelligence groups across Europe also lent a hand and they’ve promised to work more closely in the future to try to stop this kind of attack from happening again.

Many world leaders offered their support too.

MALCOLM TURNBULL, AUSTRALIAN PM: The Belgium people have our thoughts, our prayers and our resolute solidarity in this battle against terrorism.

DAVID CAMERON, UK PM: We need to stand together against these appalling terrorists and make sure they never win.

BARACK OBAMA, US PRESIDENT: We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these recent attacks against innocent people.

This primary school is just metres away from the airport that was hit in the attacks.

Yousra (Dutch girl): My father works at the airport. I wondered what to do. I asked my mother if everything was okay, she said he was okay. So that made me happy.

Wissal (Dutch girl): There are no planes flying around anymore and that is strange, because usually there are planes morning, afternoon and evening. And now all of a sudden it stopped, we don’t hear any planes anymore.

Louis (Dutch boy): It feels good but also weird to come to school. Usually we chat about what we’ve been up to. But today we asked: have you heard about the attacks.

Samir (Dutch boy): Even if something happened, it didn’t happen in school and not with me nor my classmates, and that is good.

Around the world landmarks were lit up in black, yellow and red – the colours of the Belgium flag. And people lit candles and laid flowers not just on the streets of Brussels, but as far away as Russia and even here in Australia.

There were also a lot of tributes posted on social media. All different ways that people all over the world showed support for the people of Belgium during a really difficult time.

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