Saturday 10 December 2016

Tragic mum killed as twins played in corridor with father

Patrick Sawer and David Chazan

Published 24/03/2016 | 02:30

Adelma Tapia Ruiz with her Belgian husband Christophe Delcambe and their twin daughters Maureen and Alondra. Photo: AP
Adelma Tapia Ruiz with her Belgian husband Christophe Delcambe and their twin daughters Maureen and Alondra. Photo: AP

One of the most heartbreaking of the many stories emerging from the devastation was that of mother-of-two Adelma Tapia Ruiz.

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A Peruvian who dreamt of opening a restaurant in Brussels serving her native cuisine, she died in one of the two airport blasts within yards of her twin daughters, Maureen and Alondra, aged three.

The children had run off to play in a corridor and their father, Adelma's Belgian husband, Christophe Delcambe, had followed them when the explosion killed Adelma (36). The family had been on their way to visit Adelma's sisters in New York. She had been studying to become a chef, and hoped to open a Peruvian restaurant in the Belgian capital.

Also caught up in the airport blast and now feared dead were American siblings Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski. The two students were on the phone to a friend when the explosion ripped through the hall. Since then, their families and friends have had no news. Sascha had been a student at Marymount Manhattan College and is working as a production intern at a design company, according to her LinkedIn profile. Alex, LinkedIn states, was finishing his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University.

A woman and her husband from Kentucky and living in Brussels, where they work as accountants, were also reported missing feared dead. Stephanie and Justin Shults had been at the airport to say farewell to Mrs Shults's mother, Carolyn Moore, who was visiting them.

Raghavendra Ganeshan, an Indian national working for Infosys in Brussels, has also been reported missing. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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