Brussels attacks – victims and their families visit the Maelbeek station
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    Brussels attacks – victims and their families visit the Maelbeek station

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    The victims of last month’s Brussels attacks and their families were able to visit the Maelbeek metro station on Saturday, up until 5 pm. The station will be reopened on Monday. Visitors were welcomed and guided by the emergency services present on the day of the attack. Those present included the Stib, the Red Cross and the Federal Prosecutor. “It’s an important step to help the victims accept it”, said Ine Van Wymersch, the spokesperson for the Brussels Prosecutor’s office.

    The Maelbeek metro station was badly damaged during the 22nd of March attack. It will be open to passengers again on Monday. The emergency services wanted to allow the victims to visit where the attack took place.

    “This visit could be an important step to help those who lost a family member, were injured or traumatised start to accept it. Visitors will be able to lay flowers and visit the metro station. They will also be able to talk about it. Nurses, psychologists and victim support services will be there to talk to them”.

    Front line services which got there just after the attack were also invited. These included Stib, local Brussels police and other emergency services.

    Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)