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Brussels: The death toll from last Tuesday's bombings at Brussels Airport and a rush-hour metro station has risen to 35, the Belgian health minister said on Monday.

"Four patients deceased in hospital. Medical teams did all possible. Total victims: 35. Courage to all the families," Maggie De Block said in a tweet.

Emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels in a file photo. APTN via AP

Emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels in a file photo. APTN via AP

The figure includes three suspected suicide bombers. More than 300 people have been injured.

Belgium's crisis centre previously said that 28 of the victims had been identified. Of these, 15 - six Belgian and nine foreign nationals - died at the airport.

The 13 victims of the metro blast included 10 Belgians and three foreign nationals.

The foreigners killed in the attacks were British, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Swedish and US nationals.

Reuters

First Published On : Mar 28, 2016 16:38 IST

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