OTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says it has no reports of any Canadian citizens being affected by Tuesday’s explosions at the airport in Brussels and at a metro station in the city.
A Belgian subway official says there are 15 dead, 55 injured in the subway station attack.
Global Affairs Canada says the Canadian embassy in Brussels is “closely monitoring the situation” and is trying to determine if any Canadians have been affected.
In an advisory posted on its website early Tuesday, the federal ministry said while there is no nationwide advisory in effect for Belgium, Canadians should exercise a “high degree of caution due to the current elevated threat of terrorism.”
Air Canada has issued a travel alert for customers trying to travel through the Brussels airport, advising flights may be cancelled or delayed.
The explosions, which the Brussels prosecutor’s office calls terror attacks, came just days after the main suspect in the deadly Nov. 13 Paris attacks was arrested Friday in the city.
(The Canadian Press)