BRUSSELS — The mayor of the Quebec town of Drummondville says he heard the sirens of emergency vehicles for hours in Brussels today as the Belgian city responded to deadly terrorist attacks.
Alexandre Cusson tells The Canadian Press he was staying at a hotel located less than a five-minute walk from the subway station that was attacked.
Cusson says he and a colleague were headed to the Belgian federal parliament for meetings when they learned of the attacks at the city's airport and subway, which together killed at least 34 people and wounded many others.
Officials from Quebec's government office in Brussels contacted them and strongly suggested they remain in the hotel for the rest of the day.
Cusson described a paralyzed city as the public transportation system ground to a halt and people waited hours for taxis.
He is scheduled to stay in Brussels until the weekend but doesn't know what will happen to his meetings.