UC: Students in Belgium safe after attacks

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 22, 2016

CINCINNATI — Nineteen University of Cincinnati students studying in Belgium are safe following a series of explosions at multiple transit centers in Brussels early Tuesday morning, university officials say.

UC Vice President for Governmental Relations and University Communications, Greg Vehr, told WCPO that the 19 students — accompanied by two university staffers — were studying in Antwerp, not quite 30 minutes north of Brussels.

Citing local media, the Associated Press has reported at least 31 people died as a result of the explosions, with dozens more injured. Two of the blasts occurred at the Brussels airport, with another on a rush-hour subway train near the city’s European Union headquarters.

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