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    Five patients remain in intensive care at the Brussels University Hospital following Tuesday’s multiple explosions in the Belgian capital, hospital officials told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Belgian Health Minister Maggie De Block confirmed at least 31 deaths and 260 injuries in two suicide blasts at the Brussels Airport departure hall and one explosion at a subway carriage in Maelbeek station close to official European buildings. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said the figures include member of over 40 nationalities.

    "Yesterday we admitted eight people. One of them died yesterday. Two of the patients have already gone home and the other patients are still in the intensive care unit," the University Hospital of Brussels communications officer said.

    Clinique Saint Jean’s head of the communication desk, Florence Seyf, said their patients had been transferred to specialized hospitals that treat burns of children.

    "I know that some that were admitted to the medium care have been transferred to special units in our hospital. All the others left the hospital because they had minor wounds," Seyf added.

    A three-day mourning period has been announced as Belgium is effectively in lockdown mode and life in the country is at a virtual standstill following the attacks.

    Belgian media identified two suspected suicide bombers as brothers Bakraoui. A third suspect named Najim Laachraoui is believed to be at large.

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