An American Mormon missionary injured in the Brussels terrorist attack yesterday was also caught up in the Boston marathon bombing.

Mason Wells, 19, was injured alongside colleagues when two bombs exploded at Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning - suffering burns.

Today it has emerged Mr Wells, from Utah, narrowly escaped harm at the Boston marathon bombing in 2013, where his mother was taking part in the race.

And his father, Chad Wells, claims his son was also in Paris last November, although another part of the city, when terrorists rocked the French capital.

Speaking of the Boston attack, Bishop Scott Bond of the Latter Day Saints Church in Sandy, Utah, told The New York Daily News that Mr Wells had been "a block away".

“It’s incredible he’d be so close to more than one of these,” Bishop Scott Bond of the Latter Day Saints Church in Sandy, Utah, told The New York Daily News", he said.

“I think any of us would be seriously shaken, but I think he’s someone who could handle this better than anybody.

"He’s the kind of young man to somehow turn this into a positive. He’s a terrific young man".