24/03/2016 12:29 AM AEDT | Updated 24/03/2016 5:23 AM AEDT

These Are The Lives Tragically Cut Short In Brussels

The city's mayor says it will take time to identify all of the attack victims.

Information about the 32 people who died after terrorists detonated bombs inside the Brussels airport and a metro station began to emerge late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

There were about 40 nationalities among the dead and wounded, said Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders.

Among the victims are a Peruvian-Belgian mother of two, who was preparing to board a flight to New York City to visit her mother, and a Belgian law student who was boarding the metro.

Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur said the identification process would likely be lengthy, given the chaotic nature of the situation. 

Below are those who have been identified by friends, relatives, employers and universities in news reports and on social media.