‘LATE TRAIN SAVED US FROM bomb carnage’

Picture taken with permission from the Facebook site of Jef Versele showing the aftermath of this morning's explosions at Brussels airport
Picture taken with permission from the Facebook site of Jef Versele showing the aftermath of this morning's explosions at Brussels airport

A local man has told how he and a group of young people missed the terror attack in Brussels by minutes - because of a late train.

Youth worker James McCaughan, from Portrush, was in the Belgian capital with 18 local teenagers, who were on a European trip as part of Youth Council acitvities.

James McCaughan.

James McCaughan.

They arrived five minutes later than scheduled at Zaventem International Airport and were about to go in to catch their flight home when the explosions happened.

James said they initially thought a fire was to blame for the panic.

“We didn’t realise what had happened,” he said in an interview with BBC Radio. We were