Three Massachusetts college students were at Brussels airport during bombings: Report

Local man offered the women a ride to the U.S. embassy, where they were able to contact their families.

People leave the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, M

Three college students from Massachusetts were at Brussels' airport at the time of Tuesday's attacks, according to NBC Connecticut.


The students have been identified as Cate Duffy, 19, of Natick; Lauren Cleary, 19, of Abington; and Monica Hall, 19, of Sutton, NBC reported.They are safe and unharmed.


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According toWTNH,they are all occupational-therapy majors at Quinnipiac University who were studying abroad in Ireland and had just spent spring break in Brussels.

At the time of the attack the students fled the airport and were saved when a local man offered them a ride to the U.S. embassy, NBC Connecticut reported. Once there, the students called their parents to let them know they were safe.


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At least 30 people were killed and at least 230 have been injured in the bombing attacks that shook Brussels early Tuesday morning.

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