Other Taiwanese stuck, but not injured: MOFA
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One Taiwanese diplomat was slightly injured during a series of bombings at the airport and subway stations of the Belgian capital Brussels Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Early Tuesday local time, or Tuesday afternoon Taiwan time, two bombs went off at Brussels Airport, according to reports killing at least a dozen people and injuring several dozens more. Shortly afterward, at least one subway station was reportedly also hit by attacks. The total death toll reached more than 30.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said that a new staff member at its Brussels office was injured as he was traveling by subway on his way to work. His clothes caught fire, but he only suffered minor injuries and was accompanied home to rest, MOFA said.
Two other Taiwanese citizens were unharmed but stuck because of the shutdown of the subway system following the attacks. One Taiwanese traveler at the airport called in to say he was unharmed, though he had been forced to abandon his passport at a check-in counter, which was now off-limits, reports said. [FULL STORY]