By Victor Luckerson
Updated: March 23, 2016 4:08 AM ET | Originally published: March 22, 2016

The devastating attacks on Brussels on Tuesday have left at least 34 people dead and more than 100 injured. The coordinated blasts at the city’s airport and a subway station near the European Union headquarters spurred officials to put the city on lockdown.

Details are still emerging on the casualties, but here’s what we know so far about the victims of the attacks:

A Peruvian Woman

Adelma Tapia Ruiz is the first casualty of the Brussels attacks to be named. Peru’s Foreign Ministry said the 37-year-old was killed by one of two suicide bombs detonated at the city’s airport. RPP radio in Peru reported that brother Fernando Tapia confirmed Adelma Tapia Ruiz was at the airport with her Belgian husband and their twin daughters, aged 4, catching a flight to New York to see family.

The other family members were reportedly unhurt because they had left the area before the bombs detonated.

A U.S. Service Member and His Family

One American service member and his family were injured in the attack, according to the U.S. European Command. The U.S. Air Force confirmed an airman from the Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and members of his family were hurt, but did not release their names or the extent of their injuries. “We are saddened by today’s attacks and extend our sincere condolences to the victims and families of those impacted,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in a statement. “Our priority at this time is the safety and well-being of our Airmen and their families.”

The command was working to confirm the safety of other service members in the region.

Three Missionaries

Three Mormon missionaries from Utah were hurt in the attack. Richard Norby, 66, Joseph Empey, 20, and Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy were in the Brussels airport when the blasts occurred, according to a statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The three men have been hospitalized.

Two Airline Workers

Two workers in the cabin crew at the Indian airline Jet Airways were injured in the airport attacks, a spokesman told the New York Times. They were still receiving medical treatment for their injuries hours after the attack. Four Jet Airways airplanes were at the Brussels airport when the bombs went off.

 

 

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