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Moment of Silence in House of Representatives

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 00:48

The U.S. House of Representatives holds a moment of silence for the victims of Tuesday's attacks in Brussels. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. House of Representatives held a moment of silence for the victims in Brussels, where three Mormon missionaries from Utah and a U.S. Air Force member and his family were among an unknown number of Americans hurt on Tuesday in the deadly bomb attacks, government and church officials said. No Americans are known to be among the at least 30 people killed in the blasts at the airport and on a subway train in the Belgian capital, the U.S. State Department said. The blasts occurred Tuesday morning in Brussels, which is also the headquarters of the European Union. The attack on the subway train occurred at a station close to EU institutions. The American missionaries and service member were all injured in the attack in the departure hall of Zaventem airport, according to the military and church officials. The three missionaries were seriously injured and have been hospitalized, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement. The church identified them as Richard Norby, 66, Joseph Empey, 20, and Mason Wells, 19. They are based at the church's mission in Paris. U.S. officials provided no details on the condition of the Air Force member and his family who were hurt. Empey's parents said he had been treated for burns to his hands, face and head, and had undergone surgery for shrapnel injuries to his legs. "We have been in touch with him and he is grateful and in good spirits," Court and Amber Empey said in a statement. A fourth missionary, Sister Fanny Rachel Clain, 20, of Montélimar, France, who was with the American missionaries, also has been hospitalized with minor injuries. Although Clain was with the three other missionaries who were injured, she had left them and passed through airport security when the explosion occurred, the church said. Three students from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut were in the Brussels airport at the time of the attack but are safe, the school said on Facebook.

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Moment of Silence in House of Representatives

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 00:48