Explosions in Brussels – level 2
There were three explosions in Brussels, Belgium. Two of them were at the airport and the third was at a metro station close to the EU buildings.
Some Belgium media reported that a suicide attack caused the airport explosions. People also heard gunfire before the explosions. People filmed the moments after the explosions and shared them online.
People evacuated the airport and cancelled flights. They closed the metro system in Brussels. Brussels went into lockdown. The government raised the terror threat in Belgium to maximum level.
Difficult words: suicide attack (an attack during in which the attacker kills himself or herself while attacking others), lockdown (a state of isolation for security reasons), threat (a danger).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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