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Two Swedish women confirmed dead in Brussels

"Consulate personnel are helping with advice and support"
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The Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed to Swedish Radio News that two Swedish women are dead after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels.

A woman from northern Sweden was a victim of the suicide bombing at a metro station in the Belgian capital.

“We can confirm that a woman in her 30’s who was missing has died as result of the terrorist attacks in Brussels,” Cecilia Gillberg of the Swedish Foreign Ministry tells Swedish Radio News. “Her relatives have been informed, and we’re providing them with all the support we can.”

Saturday evening the foreign ministry confirmed that a woman in her 60’s who was missing after the attacks had died. She was at the Brussels airport where there were two suicide bombings.

In a statement Prime Minister Stefan Löfven expressed his sorrow for the victims' families. The statement also says that resources are being provided to support Swedes in Belgium.

“We have strengthened our consulate in Brussels with personnel, who along with the Church of Sweden are helping relatives there with advice and support,” Veronica Nordlund of the foreign ministry tells Swedish Radio News.

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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