Liridon Avdijaj (25) ended up in the heart of the panic in the airport when terrorist attacks occurred. He was in Zaventem airport, while working for “Panos”, when the two explosions erupted.
“Normally, I start at 9am, but I always arrive early …” he said. After attacks he was in constant contact via phone with his younger brother Valon (20), Liridon, and despite the panic and chaos surrounding him, he was trying to reassure him that he was alright.
“I’m glad to be alive,” confided Liridon to his brother, after emerging unscathed from the airport, but the scenes of horror and panic were unbearable, especially the horror in the eyes of “mothers with their children.”
The same day Liridon joined his family in Brussels, who are originally from Kosovo, he felt like he was born again. Terrorist attacks at Brussels Airport and in the Maelbeek metro station killed 31 innocent people. “We feel sorry for all victims,” said Valon, killed by “evil” perpetrators.