A Peruvian mother of three-year-old twins has been confirmed as one of those killed in the suspected double suicide bomb attack at a Brussels airport, Sky News reports. Adelma Tapia Ruiz, 37, died while checking in at Zaventem Airport, ahead of a planned trip to visit relatives in New York.
According to reports her husband and two daughters survived the attack. According to reports, the girls had gone off to play, with their father in pursuit, moments before the bomb went off. Her brother, Fernando Tapia, said: “She had twins called Maureen and Alondra Delcambe Tapia.
“They were in the Brussels airport too, they were connecting through to New York to meet my sister Milenka Tapia. In the end this attack stopped this destiny.”According to Mr Tapia, his sister had lived in Belgium for nine years after marrying a local man. “She had also planned to come back to Peru this year. Now she can’t come back.”
At least 34 people were killed in the attacks on Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station – almost 200 were injured.