Missionary injured in Brussels attack in medically-induced coma

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This undated photo provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints shows Mormon missionary Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi, Utah, who was injured in Tuesday's March 22, 2016 explosion at the Brussels airport. Mormon church officials say three missionaries from Utah were seriously injured in the Brussels airport terrorist attack. (Mormon Church via AP)
This undated photo shows Mormon missionary Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi, Utah, who was injured in Tuesday’s March 22, 2016 explosion at the Brussels airport. (Associated Press)

The Utah senior missionary that was seriously wounded during a bombing at the Brussels airport is now in a medically-induced coma.

The family of senior missionary Richard Norby said in a statement issued by the LDS Church that shrapnel caused severe trauma to the man’s lower leg. He also suffered second-degree burns to his head and neck.

Following a lengthy surgery, he is now expected to stay in a medically-induced coma for a few days.

His family said a lengthy recovery is expected.

His wife, Pamela Norby, wasn’t at the airport when the explosions happened Tuesday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said 20-year-old Joseph Empey of Santa Clara, Utah, and 19-year-old Mason Wells of Sandy, Utah, were also seriously wounded but have been awake and have spoken to their families.

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