Sunday 4 December 2016

Norwich reassure fans of 'shaken' striker's safety after he was caught up in Brussels attacks

Published 22/03/2016 | 12:01

Dieumerci Mbokani was at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels this morning when a suicide bomber set off an explosion
Dieumerci Mbokani was at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels this morning when a suicide bomber set off an explosion

Norwich City have confirmed that striker Dieumerci Mbokani was at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels this morning when a suicide bomber set off an explosion which has killed 13 people according to local media reports.

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A suicide bomber struck first near the American Airlines desk at Brussels airport, with local media reporting that shots were fired amid shouting in Arabic.

The explosion at the metro system is Brussels killed 15 and injured 55, 10 critically, transport operator STIB said.

In a statement from Norwich City FC, they said: "NORWICH City Football Club can confirm Dieumerci Mbokani was at Zaventem Airport in Brussels at the time of this morning’s terror attacks.

"The on-loan Dinamo Kiev striker was unharmed but shaken by the tragic events at the airport, in which a number of people were killed or injured.

"The Club is in constant dialogue with Dieumerci, who has now returned home to be with his family.

"The thoughts of everyone at Norwich City are with the victims of the atrocities in Belgium today and their relatives.

"There will be no further statements from the Club or Dieumerci Mbokani at this time."

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