Utah Missionaries, US Air Force Family Injured in Brussels

Details are developing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2016 11:21 AM CDT
Updated Mar 22, 2016 12:30 PM CDT
3 Utah Missionaries Injured in Brussels
People walk away from the broken windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels after an explosion on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Among those hurt in the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday: three Mormon missionaries from Utah and an Air Force officer and his family. Richard Norby, 66, Joseph Empey, 20, and Mason Wells, 19, were injured in the explosion at Brussels airport, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed, as Reuters reports. The Paris-based missionaries have been hospitalized and USA Today reports they were "seriously" hurt, but details are scarce.

US officials tell the AP an Air Force lieutenant colonel, his wife, and their four children were also injured in the airport attack, though no further details were available on their conditions. At least 31 people were killed in the attacks at the airport and on a metro train. (More Brussels attack stories.)

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