A mother of twins is the first victim of the Brussel Attack

The first victim of the terror attacks in Brussels yesterday has been named as Adelma Tapia Ruiz, a mother of twins living in the city.

She died in Brussels airport after the blast hit near to the American Airlines desk.

Her four-year-old daughters Maureen and Alondra survived the incident after they ran away from the check-in desk to play.

It is understood the Peruvian woman's Belgian husband, Christophe Delcambe, also survived after he left with the girls.

The 37-year-old victim's brother revealed she was flying with her family to New York to see her sister.

He also spoke of hopes she would return to her home country this year.

Fernando Tapia told Peruvian radio station RPP: "She had twins called Maureen and Alondra Delcambe Tapia.

"They were in the Brussels airport too, they were connecting through to New York to meet my sister Milenka Tapia. In the end this attack stopped this destiny."

The two blasts ripped through the airport at around 8am yesterday as three men were captured on CCTV walking through the departure hall moments before the explosions.

A reported 34 people died in the attacks, after a third explosion happened at Maalbeek metro station.

Source: Mirror


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