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Brussels Metro Station Attack Victims to Sue Local Transport Company

© AFP 2021 / Emmanuel DUNANFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (front 2nd-R) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (front R) pay their respects after laying wreaths at the Maelbeek - Maalbeek subway station entrance in Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after blasts his the Belgian capital
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (front 2nd-R) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (front R) pay their respects after laying wreaths at the Maelbeek - Maalbeek subway station entrance in Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after blasts his the Belgian capital - Sputnik International
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Victims of the Brussels terrorist attack at Maelbeek metro station plan to sue the city's transport company, local media reported Wednesday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — People injured in the March terror attack carried out at Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian capital of Brussels plan to sue the city's transport company, local media reported Wednesday.

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The public transport operator STIB-MIVB and the insurance company Ethias have made repeated assurances that they would pay compensation to anyone injured in the attacks. At the same time, Ethias has stated that the level of compensation would be determined by a special commission.

The Belgian La Derniere Heure newspaper reported that five victims of the explosion were not satisfied with the procedure proposed by the insurance company and the possibility of receiving only partial compensation.

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The five victims decided to sue STIB-MIVB on the grounds that those injured in terrorist attacks are guaranteed full compensation under Belgian law, the newspaper elaborated.

On March 22, two suicide blasts ripped through the departure hall of the airport in the northeastern municipality of Zaventem while another explosion hit the Maelbeek metro station near the headquarters of the EU institutions in Brussels, killing over 35 people, including three terrorists, and injuring at least 300.

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