Belgian authorities at Satuday press conference in Brussels, Photo: AFP
Belgian authorities at Satuday press conference in Brussels, Photo: AFP Credit: AFP

Missing Swede in Brussels confirmed dead

The Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the woman in her 60’s who was missing after the Brussels attacks has died.

Veronica Nordlund of the foreign ministry:

“The Swedish Foreign Ministry can unfortunately confirm that a Swedish woman in her 60’s has died as a result of the terrorist attack sin Brussels,” she tells Swedish Radio News. “Her relatives have been informed and we will give all the support we can.”

The Swedish woman was at the Brussels airport where there were two suicide bombings. In a statement Prime Minister Stefan Löfven expressed his sorrow for the victim’s family.

Another Swedish woman, in her 30’s, is still reported as missing. She was in the Brussels metro, which was the site of the third suicide bombing Tuesday. Veronica Nordlund:

“The foreign ministry is in contact with the relatives of the Swedish citizen who cannot be reached. The search continues.”

The Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has sent dental and DNA records to the Belgian authorities to help in the identification of the victims.

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