Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani was at Brussels airport at the time of the suspected terror attacks on Tuesday (22 March), the club has confirmed. The 30-year-old striker, who is currently on loan at the club from Dynamo Kyiv, was unharmed but shaken by the events in the Belgian capital.
The Premier League club revealed it had contacted the Congolese striker, who has previously played club football in Belgium, since the dramatic events unfolded in Brussels to ensure he was safe.
"The on-loan Dynamo Kyiv striker was unharmed but shaken by the tragic events at the airport, in which a number of people were killed or injured," a club statement read. "The club is in constant dialogue with Dieumerci, who has now returned home to be with his family. The thoughts of everyone at Norwich City are with the victims of the atrocities in Belgium today and their relatives."
Since the attacks, the airport has been evacuated and all air traffic to and from it have been suspended. Local media have reported that as many as 26 people have been killed and more than 100 injured following multiple explosions at the airport and the Brussels Metro.
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