Brussels Metro attack: Video claiming to be CCTV of explosion was filmed in 2011

The footage was in fact from an attack on the Belarus capital Minsk in 2011

Charlie Atkin@charlieatkin18
Wednesday 23 March 2016 12:51
More CCTV footage of the Brussels attacks has been proven fake

CCTV footage that was shared after the Brussels attacks, believed to show video from inside Maelbeek Metro station, has been proven fake.

As news emerged of the third explosion in the Belgian capital, which targeted the station situated near EU offices, many began sharing what they believed to be footage of the bombing.

However it was soon discovered that the video in fact came from the Minsk Metro bombing of 2011 that killed 15 and injured over 200 people.

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The full video below shows the Minsk Metro attack from several different angles, dating back to April 2011.

Warning contains footage some viewers may find distressing:

Other CCTV footage was shared that purported to show one of the explosions at Brussels airport. This was also proven to be from 2011, being from the attack on Domodedovo airport, Moscow.

The footage was even shared by VRT news agency, who later apologised for the error.

The latest official death toll from the Brussels attacks stands at 31. Up to 230 people are reported to have been injured.

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