Hours after the deadly terrorist attack in Brussels Tuesday morning, one stunning X-ray purports to show a bolt in a surivivor's chest — just inches from the individual's heart.
The images were taken at the Military Hospital in Neder-over-Heembeek in the northern part of Brussels not long after three major bombs were detonated in one of the city's major airports and metro stations, according to the Mail Online. It was reported that at least one of the bombs contained nails.
X-ray shows a NAIL lodged next to #Brussels bombing survivor’s heart https://t.co/1pWepbR8KE https://t.co/vVpfsQibyu— Daily Mail Online (@Daily Mail Online) 1458667993.0
The identity and condition of the individual in the X-ray was not released, the Mail Online reported.
At least 34 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in the attacks for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
"I heard a man shout some Arabic words then an explosion, then a second explosion, a massive explosion, much bigger," one survivor told the Daily Mail. "'It was a horror. I saw at least seven people dead. There was blood. People had lost legs. You could see their bodies but no legs."
Other survivors said they saw "dismembered bodies everywhere" as the ceilings began to collapse, even saying it felt "like the apocalypse."
"The two explosions were almost simultaneous, a survivor said. "They were both at check-in desk. One was close to the Starbucks. It was awful. There was just blood. It was like the apocalypse."
Police found a nail bomb along with an Islamic State flag in the Brussels district of Schaerbeek, according to ITV News.
Two of the terrorists blew themselves up in the attack while a third suspect has fled the scene and officials are still searching for him.
The radical Islamist group said the motivation behind the attack was Belgium's participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In addition, the attack came just days after French police captured the lead mastermind behind the November Paris attacks.
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