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Singer Abhijeet's family stranded in Brussels, is safe

The singer's family was on board a New York bound Jet Airways flight, which had a stop over in Brussels.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:March 22, 2016, 8:00 PM IST
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Singer Abhijeet's family stranded in Brussels, is safe
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Mumbai: Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has said his wife and son are stranded in

Brussels, which was rocked by blasts Tuesday morning, but he assured they are safe.

A string of explosions took place at Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing over 20 people.

The singer's family was on board a New York bound Jet Airways flight, which had a stop over in Brussels.

"My wife and son are safe but stranded in Brussels. Initially they were not guided where to go and what to do. Then by the time a third announcement was made, they were evacuated and taken to the tarmac as it was the safest place," Abhijeet told PTI.

"They stood there at the tarmac for nearly three hours with no food, just a glass of water. It was pretty cold there and they didn't even have their warm clothes with them as it was in the luggage. They were then taken to a refuge camp and now have been asked to evacuate even that," he said.

"There are no taxis, no transport available. One train has been allocated which will take them to a city which is 20-min away," he added.

Abhijeet, 57, is trying to contact the Indian Embassy for help.

"I am contacting Indian Embassy for help. I am sure they will respond. I am also in touch with the airlines. But I am very happy that my family is safe. I am relieved," he said.

According to Jet airways, two of its cabin crew were injured in the blasts.

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