A Danish traveller experienced last night’s suicide attack at Turkey’s Atatürk Airport at close range. Henrik Madsen was in the airport when the attacks occurred. He had just cleared security and was ordering dinner when the first suicide bomber detonated his bomb.
“I started to run and then heard a second explosion a few moments later,” Madsen told TV2 News.
He said that everyone was in a state of panic, which was not helped by the inability of security guards or police to speak English.
“I tried to get information about what happened, but they could not answer me,” he said. “They were actually angry when you tried to get any answers out of them.”
Madsen said that he and at least 1,000 other passengers were herded into a parking garage and left waiting for information.
“We have not been told what is going on,” he said.
Resolved to fly on
A short time later, Madsen and the others were led into a carpark. The frequent business traveller said that the attacks will not deter him from flying, but they have left him shaken.