Three Mormon missionaries based in Paris were badly hurt Tuesday by the blast at Brussels Airport, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed.
The victims were all from Utah, the church said. They were identified as Elder Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi; Elder Joseph Empey, 20, of Santa Clara; and Elder Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy.
The trio had been escorting a fourth missionary — Sister Fanny Rachel Clain, 20, of Montélimar, France — to the airport. She was heading to an assignment in Ohio and had already passed through airport security when the explosion happened.
“Our prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured, including three of our missionaries who were injured and hospitalized,” the church statement said. “We also pray for the people of Belgium and France as they continue to deal with the uncertainty and devastation caused by the recent terrorist attacks.”