Officials use Twitter to spread information, share condolences after Brussels attacks [UPDATED]

Organizations and politicians have turned to social media with messages in the wake of explosions at Brussels’ airport and metro station. Many have been killed or wounded.

Only four months after terrorist attacks rocked Paris, professionals’ crisis communications were put to the test as terrorists hit Brussels.

On Tuesday morning, two explosions went off in the check-in area of Brussels Airport. Shortly after those attacks—at least one of which, Belgium’s federal prosecutor said, was likely caused by a suicide bomber—a third blast occurred at Maalbeek metro station. The station is near several European institutions.

The Guardian reported that Belgium’s health minister previously said 11 people died at Brussels Airport:

Maggie de Block, the Belgian health minister, confirmed that 11 people died and 81 were injured in the airport explosions, which the Belgian prosecutor said were caused by a suicide attack.

Belgian subway spokesman, Guy Sablon, told The Associated Press that 15 are dead and 55 wounded in the attack on Maalbeek station.

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