Brussels subway station damaged in suicide attack to reopen

Brussels: The subway station in the Belgian capital where a suicide bomber killed 16 people a month ago will reopen Monday.

Poeple gather near a street memorial outside the Maalbeek subway station. Reuters

Poeple gather near a street memorial outside the Maalbeek subway station. Reuters

The Brussels regional transit authority, commonly known as the STIB, announced the reopening Friday on social media.

The 22 March bomb attack aboard a Brussels Metro train during morning rush hour also damaged the Maelbeek station, and it has been closed since.

That same day, two other suicide bombers killed 16 more victims at Brussels Airport. The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Belgian media say a "wall of memory" has been installed at Maelbeek station so that once service resumes, subway riders can express their emotions by leaving written messages or drawings.


Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 14:59 PM

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