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When three was not a charm: American teen survived Boston, Paris and Brussels terror attacks


Nineteen-year-old Mason Wells is one lucky teenager. The American boy, who was injured in the blast at Brussels airport, survived the Paris attacks last November and Boston bombings in 2013, reported the ABC News.

This undated photo provided by Chad Wells shows Mormon missionaries Mason Wells (left) and Joseph Empey. They both were injured in Tuesday's explosion at the Brussels airport

This undated photo provided by Chad Wells shows Mormon missionaries Mason Wells (left) and Joseph Empey. They both were injured in Tuesday's explosion at the Brussels airport. AP

His father Chad Wells told ABC News that this was his third terrorist attack. "This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast. We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving," Chad Wells was quoted in the report.

The report added that Mason was at Zaventem Airport Belgium on Tuesday along with two other American Mormon missionaries. He suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, second-degree burns on his face and was hit by a shrapnel.

Mason was in Paris on 13 November, when a series of deadly terrorist attacks shook the city. According to Metro UK, he was just a block away from the site of Boston bombing. A Mormon official was quoted saying though Mason was injured, he was calm throughout and had a "sense of humour."

Mason is currently undergoing treatment in a Belgium hospital.

Meanwhile, a Belgian prosecutor has identified two of the attackers as brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, but says another unidentified attacker remains at large.

A third attacker also came to the airport with an explosive in a bag, but it exploded later and no one was hurt, the prosecutor said.

Brussels airport has announced that it will remain closed to passenger flights for at least another day. Airport officials said they would have to cancel around 600 flights each on Wednesday and Thursday.

Belgians are holding a moment of silence to honor at least 34 people killed in unprecedented Islamic extremist attacks on Brussels.

With inputs from AP

First Published On : Mar 23, 2016 18:31 IST

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