The young man was part of a group of Mormon missionaries injured in Zavantem airport when he was caught up in his THIRD terrorist attack
A 19-year-old who was injured in the Brussels terror attacks yesterday had previously been in Boston and Paris when deadly bombings took place, according to his father.
Mason Wells was one of four Mormon missionaries caught up in the blasts in Zaventem airport yesterday, and escaped with a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injuries and burns, reports ABC news .
His father Chad told ABC that Mason was just a block away from the finish line of the 2013 Boston marathon , in which his mother was competing, when a bomb detonated and killed three people – as well as injuring over 260.
The teen was also in Paris on November 13 when a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks devastated the city, killing 129 people.
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Mr Wells said: “This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast. We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving.
“He shared with us that he was extremely close to the blast where he was burned by it. It’s a blessing from God he’s alive.”
Three of Mason’s fellow Mormon missionaries are also reported to have been injured in the airport blasts.
34 people are reported to have died and 198 were injured in co-ordinated terrorist attacks on Brussels which saw suicide bombers strike at Brussels’ Zaventem airport , with passengers seen fleeing for their lives shortly after.