BREAKING: At least one person was killed and several others were injured after two explosions at Brussels Airport Tuesday morning. A police official told the Associated Press that "perhaps there are several more" dead in the airport's departure hall. Airport spokesman Anke Fransen confirmed that the blasts occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Reuters, citing the Belga news agency, reported that shots were fired and shouting in Arabic was heard before the explosions. The explosions hit at the middle of the busiest time at the airport, which serves the city that is the capital of the 28-nation European Union.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an explosion at a north London Tube station left five people injured. Witnesses described smelling "burning rubber" and seeing "six-foot flames" at the entrance to Southgate Underground station in Enfield on Tuesday evening. Police believe the explosion was caused by a faulty drill battery. The man was held on suspicion of an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property, and endangering safety on the railway. The station was shut and a cordon set up after the explosion occurred at about 19:00 BST.
There have been reports of an explosion on Merseyside. Merseyside Fire and Rescue said it was responding to a suspected gas leak in the New Ferry area and had four appliances in attendance. A statement is expected shortly from Merseyside Police. Network Rail said police were dealing with an incident, disrupting the line between Birkenhead Central and Ellesmere Port/Chester and services will be suspended. This is expected to continue until 22:45 GMT, it said.