Victims of Brussels terror attacks identified

Adelma Tapia Ruiz died while checking in at Zaventem Airport

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Victims of the twin terror attacks in Brussels that left 34 people dead are starting to be identified.

The death of student Leopold Hecht in the bombing at Maalbeek metro station was confirmed with "immense sadness" by the rector of Saint-Louis University in the city.

Branding the Tuesday's deadly atrocities as "barbaric acts", Pierre Jadoul said in a statement: "There is no word to describe our dismay in the face of this news. All our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones".

Earlier came confirmation that a Peruvian mother of three-year-old twins was one of those killed in the double suicide bomb attack at Brussels Airport.

Adelma Tapia Ruiz (37) died while checking in at Zaventem Airport - ahead of a planned trip to visit relatives in New York.

According to reports her husband and two daughters survived the attack.

According to reports, the girls had gone off to play, with their father in pursuit, moments before the bomb went off.

Her brother, Fernando Tapia, said: "She had twins called Maureen and Alondra Delcambe Tapia".

"They were in the Brussels airport too, they were connecting through to New York to meet my sister Milenka Tapia. In the end this attack stopped this destiny."

According to Mr Tapia, his sister had lived in Belgium for nine years after marrying a local man.

"She had also planned to come back to Peru this year. Now she can't come back".

At least 34 people were killed in the attacks on Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station - almost 200 were injured.