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Belgian woman killed in Stockholm truck attack

11:28 10/04/2017

A Belgian woman has been confirmed as one of the four people killed in the Stockholm attack last Friday, foreign minister Didier Reynders announced.

The Belgian victim is a 31-year-old woman from Lembeek. There were also two Swedes and a Briton killed, and about 15 others were wounded.

"It took 48 hours for the victim to be formally identified by the Swedish authorities and we received this confirmation on Sunday morning," Reynders told Belga news agency. The Belgian national was hit by the truck as it careered down a busy shopping street.

In response to this attack and other similar attacks around the world, Belgium has increased security around the Atomium. On Saturday, a chain of 10 concrete blocks were installed around the tourist attraction to prevent possible attacks from large vehicles.

These new concrete blocks are in addition to the already heightened security after the terrorist attacks last year in Brussels in which metal detectors and additional surveillance cameras were installed.

In time, the concrete blocks could be made more attractive, with the addition of flower boxes.

Photo: Frankie Fouganthin/Wikimedia Creative Commons

Written by Hannah Haynes