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Doctors Show Pieces of Metal Shrapnel Used in Tuesday’s Terror Attacks

Doctors at a Brussels hospital have shown pieces of metal shrapnel that they recovered from some of the Brussels terror attack victims.

Doctors at a Brussels hospital have shown the media and Belgium’s Royal Family pieces of metal shrapnel that they recovered from some of the Brussels terror attack victims.

A surgeon at Gasthuisberg hospital shows a piece of shrapnel that was pulled from a victim
A surgeon at Gasthuisberg hospital shows a piece of shrapnel that was pulled from a victim

The twisted fragments of metal, screws and nails caused horrific injuries in many of the people who survived the suicide bomb attacks at Brussels Zaventem International Airport and Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday.

A surgeon displays a nail found inside the body of a victim. When detonated inside a bomb, the nails become a deadly makeshift bullets
A surgeon displays a nail found inside the body of a victim. When detonated inside a bomb, the nails become a deadly makeshift bullets

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde inspected the metal shrapnel on Thursday during a visit to Gasthuisberg hospital in Louvain.

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at Gasthuisberg hospital in Louvain
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at Gasthuisberg hospital in Louvain

At least 31 people were killed in the attacks and around 300 people were injured. 150 people are still in hospital, 61 are in a critically condition and remain in intensive care.

Pieces of metal shrapnel such as those found in the victims of Tuesday's attacks
Pieces of metal shrapnel such as those found in the victims of Tuesday’s attacks
The fragment, which was twisted and mangled was lodged inside one of those wounded
The fragment, which was twisted and mangled was lodged inside one of those wounded

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