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Brussels attacks: Teenager Mason Wells also survived Boston and Paris attacks

US teenager Mason Wells, wounded in the Brussels Airport attack, also survived the Boston Marathon bombing and attack in Paris.

Wells, who is from Sandy, Utah, was in a hospital in the Belgian city of Ghent on Friday, where he told The Associated Press he felt an amazing calm after surviving the suicide bombings on Tuesday at Belgium's main airport.

Mr Wells, a 19-year-old Mormon missionary, said he felt at peace in the moments after surviving the Brussels attack and had a sense that "someone greater than us is watching over us".

Mr Wells was also in Boston at the time of the Boston marathon attack, having gone to support his mother in her race. He was a block away from the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb detonated. He was also in Paris on November 13 during the deadly terrorist attacks.

"‘This is his third terrorist attack," his father, Chad, told ABC News.

"This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast."

He is expected to make a full recovery after suffering injuries including a severed Achilles tendon and severe burns.

His parents have flown to be by his side in Ghent.

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