Brussels Terror Attack Survivor Nidhi Chaphekar Recounts Horror

Anuradha SenGupta

First published: August 5, 2016, 8:08 PM IST | Updated: August 5, 2016
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She became the global face of the ISIS terror attack at the Brussels airport in March 2016. Covered in blood and bomb debris, Jet Airways flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar sat on a chair at the Zaventem airport and stared vacantly as the camera clicked.

More than four months later, Chaphekar described in an interview to CNN-News18's Anuradha Sengupta, what happened when the bombs went off.

"I was stunned to look at my picture in the newspapers. My face was in agony, in pain. It was like there was no life which is being covered. All other aspects were shown but the human factor," Chaphekar said.

Chaphekar suffered burns over 15% of her body and fractured her foot during the blasts.

Thirty two people were killed in a series of explosions, two at the departures area of that airport, and then an hour later at the nearby Maalbeek metro station.

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