Transport minister resigns over Brussels security lapse

32 people were killed during the Brussels bombings on March 22 Credit: Reuters

Belgium's transport minister has resigned over alleged security lapses at Brussels airport.

Prime Minister Charles Michel accepted the resignation of Jacqueline Galant on Friday.

The decision comes amid accusations Ms Galant lied about an EU report that criticised security at Brussels Airport before last month's bombing, public broadcaster RTBF said.

"Transport Minister Jacqueline Galant has offered her resignation to the king, which was accepted," the royal palace said in a statement.

On March 22, 32 people were killed after bombs were detonated at the airport and on the Metro system.

Last week, Belgian prosecutors said the group who carried out the bombings had originally intended to attack Paris.

On April 9, detained Paris terror suspect Mohamed Abrini admitted to being the Brussels airport "man in the hat", Belgian prosecutors reported.

Jacqueline Galant offered her resignation on Friday Credit: PA