Eyewitnesses Describe Brussels Terror Attacks as Video Footage Emerges

'There was blood everywhere.'
By Zack
March 22, 2016 9:06 am Last Updated: March 22, 2016 10:07 am

At least 34 people are dead after terror attacks in Brussels on March 22, with eyewitnesses describing a chaotic scene of carnage.

Zach Mouzoun, who had just arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first explosion, said a second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with blood from victims.

There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.
— Zach Mouzoun, witness

“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he told BFM television. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”

“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene,” he added.

In this still image taken from video from RTL Belgium  people receive treatment in the debris strewn terminal at Brussels Airport, in Brussels after explosions Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing  a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security.  (RTL via AP) BELGIUM OUT TV OUT NO ARCHIVE
(RTL via AP)

In this still image taken from video from RTL Belgium  unidentified travellers lie on the floor in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport, in Brussels after explosions Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing  a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security.  (RTL via AP) BELGIUM OUT TV OUT NO ARCHIVE
In this still image taken from video from RTL Belgium unidentified travellers lie on the floor in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport, in Brussels after explosions Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (RTL via AP)

In this photo provided by Georgian Public Broadcaster and photographed by Ketevan Kardava, an injured man lies on the floor in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions were heard Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A developing situation left a number dead in explosions that ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport Tuesday, police said. All flights were canceled, arriving planes were being diverted and Belgium's terror alert level was raised to maximum, officials said. (Ketevan Kardava/ Georgian Public Broadcaster via AP)
An injured man lies on the floor in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions were heard Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  (Ketevan Kardava/ Georgian Public Broadcaster via AP)

Samir Derrouich, who works at a restaurant at the airport, told the Daily Mail: “The two explosions were almost simultaneous.”

He added: “They were both at check in desk. One was close to the Starbucks. It was awful. There was just blood. It was like the apocalypse.”

I was very lucky. I think I have a guardian angel somewhere.
— Samir Derrouich, witness

Jef Versele was also at the airport when the bombs went off, telling CNN that people started screaming and running through the terminals.

“A lot of people were on the floor. They were injured,” Versele said. “I think I was lucky, I was very lucky. I think I have a guardian angel somewhere.”

Struggling to describe the aftermath, he added: “We cannot believe it, it was so insane. You think not in my backyard.”

Sander Verniers was riding the subway when the train he was on, in between stations, came to a halt amid strange noises.

“We heard some noises that shouldn’t be there,” he said.

The train was evacuated and security forces guided them through smoke-filled tunnels.

Gavin Sheridan, who was outside the Maalbeek station when the metro bombs went off, said there were dramatic scenes in the area.

“A young lady walked passed me in tears,” he tweeted. “One clearly distressed and angry commuter shouted at the hacks [journalists] ‘You have no idea what’s down there. Bodies…’ before storming off.”