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Explosion at Brussels metro station close to EU institutions: RTBF

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An explosion was heard at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, close to the EU institutions, Belgian broadcaster RTBF said, after explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport.

Metro operator STIB announced on Twitter that the metro was closing.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Julia Fioretti

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