Saturday 27 May 2017

Sarah Collins: 'Belgium lives on, her flame continues to burn bright' - Strange calm descends on streets of Brussels

Passengers evacuate the Brussels Airport in Zaventem, on March 22, 2016, after a string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY MONASSETHIERRY MONASSE/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers evacuate the Brussels Airport in Zaventem, on March 22, 2016, after a string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY MONASSETHIERRY MONASSE/AFP/Getty Images

Sarah Collins in Brussels

People were slowly trickling out of the De Brouckère metro station in downtown Brussels this morning, despite yesterday’s bomb blast ripping through the station just four stops down the line.

Some were nervous, some tearful, few wanted to share their experience.

Soldiers and police were searching passengers’ bags on the way into the station, while one stop further along the line at Central Station, long queues of people waited to be security cleared before making their way to ticket desks and platforms.

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