These Photos Tell the Story of What's Happening in Brussels in a Way That No Words Can

Source: AP
Source: AP

Words expressing horror and solidarity circulated the internet after a series of explosions across Brussels left at least 34 dead and 230 injured Tuesday. 

But nothing can capture what's happening in Brussels like these photos and videos of the scene do. 

Two explosions went off Tuesday morning at Brussels Zaventem airport, causing people to flee the scene in panic.

Chaos erupted inside the airport.

It killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more at the airport.

Thousands were evacuated.

Many had blood-stained clothes.

An airport worker with someone else's blood on him described the scene as being "amazingly chaotic."

Minutes after the airport blasts, another explosion occurred at Maalbeek Metro station in the heart of Brussels during rush hour.

This is what it looked like outside the train station after the explosion:

People walked along the metro tracks in pitch black to escape. 

Another "controlled" explosion of a "suspect package" in Brussels was reported hours later. 

Belgium has raised its terror threat level to its highest. 

Images showing solidarity with Brussels and anger towards terrorists have are being shared widely across social media.

A photo posted by (@) on


A photo posted by (@) on

"Sick of this shit. Please stop," a street art account captioned a picture of praying hands painted with colors of the Belgium flag.

A photo posted by (@) on

March 23, 2016, 10:59 a.m.: This story has been updated. 

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Venezuela's Supreme Court targeted in helicopter attack amid ongoing crisis

The apparent helicopter attack is the latest escalation of an ongoing political crisis.

Iran calls Supreme Court's travel ban decision "racist" and "unfair"

Iranian officials criticized Trump's de-facto Muslim ban this week.

Kshama Sawant on why Seattle needs an independent investigation into the Charleena Lyles shooting

Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant, member of Socialist Alternative party, discusses the Charleena Lyles investigation, tenant voter registration, why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 and more.

The EPA seeks to undo clean water rule, putting 117 million Americans' water at risk

The new rule could have "long-reaching consequences for everyone living in the United States.”

This small Ohio town might stop treating heroin overdoses to save the city money

"People will die. It's plain and simple."

Design for New York's first official LGBTQ monument is unveiled

Here's our first look at New York's new monument to LGBT communities.

Venezuela's Supreme Court targeted in helicopter attack amid ongoing crisis

The apparent helicopter attack is the latest escalation of an ongoing political crisis.

Iran calls Supreme Court's travel ban decision "racist" and "unfair"

Iranian officials criticized Trump's de-facto Muslim ban this week.

Kshama Sawant on why Seattle needs an independent investigation into the Charleena Lyles shooting

Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant, member of Socialist Alternative party, discusses the Charleena Lyles investigation, tenant voter registration, why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 and more.

The EPA seeks to undo clean water rule, putting 117 million Americans' water at risk

The new rule could have "long-reaching consequences for everyone living in the United States.”

This small Ohio town might stop treating heroin overdoses to save the city money

"People will die. It's plain and simple."

Design for New York's first official LGBTQ monument is unveiled

Here's our first look at New York's new monument to LGBT communities.