Brussels attacks: attacks cost 322 million euros in compensation and damages
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    Brussels attacks: attacks cost 322 million euros in compensation and damages

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    Kris Peeters has revealed the likely financial cost of the Brussels attacks.
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    The March 22nd attacks at Brussels airport in Zaventem and the Maelbeek metro station have led to a cost of some 322.7 million euros in victim compensation and damages for material loss.
    This is according to an assessment delivered by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Employment (Flemish Christian Democrats).

    This comes in the wake of a question from the deputy, Georges Dallemagne (of the Humanist Democratic Centre), the daily newspaper, Le Soir, indicates in its Wednesday edition.

    Mr Peeters respectively estimates that the costs in this area for the national airport and the Maelbeek metro station are over 93 million euros and over 67 million euros respectively.

    Regarding actual compensation, the minister has specifically mentioned the total of 136 million euros spent on medical and surgical treatment linked to physical harm, 18.8 million euros for damages linked to material loss and 6.1 million euros to cover the cost of non-material loss.

    The March 22nd attacks caused a total of 324 injured casualties and 32 deaths.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times