Premier League footballer ‘unharmed but shaken’ after being caught up in Brussels bombings

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Norwich City have released a statement on their official website confirming that Dieumerci Mbokani was caught up in this morning’s Brussels bombings.

The striker, on loan from Dinamo Kiev, was at Zaventem Airport with the DR Congo national team at the time of the terror attacks, according to BBC Sport.

Norwich’s statement adds that Mbokani is “unharmed but shaken” following the tragedy in Belgium, and has returned home safely to be with his family.

BBC Sport adds that Mbokani was on his way to Kinshasa to join up with his DR Congo squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Angola.

At least 31 people have been killed or seriously injured after two blasts occurred at the airport, and a city metro station, this morning, according to BBC Sport.

The Belgian national team have cancelled training ahead of their friendly with Portugal at Brussels’ King Baudouin Stadium, which BBC Sport understands is now in doubt.

Thirty-year-old Mbokani joined promoted Norwich at the start of this season, and has scored four goals in 23 Premier League appearances for Alex Neil’s side.

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