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Live: Police Press Conference After Brussels Attacks

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:22:40 Z)

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Brussels police is giving a press conference right now. They don't have exact casualty figures yet.


: Well, that was brief. Conference already over, no new information.

: Please stay indoors, there is no public transport.

: 1771 is central number for information about victims etc

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