US teen survived attacks in both Boston and Belgium

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Mason Wells an American survivor of the attacks in Belgium this week answers questions during an interview in a hospital in Ghent, Belgium Friday March 25, 2016. Mason Wells, who is from Sandy, Utah, told The Associated Press on Friday that he felt at peace in the moments after surviving the attacks and a sense that "someone greater than us is watching over us. " But what is remarkable is that this is the second time Wells survived an attack. He was in Boston at the time of the Boston marathon attack, having gone to support his mother in her race. (Pool TV via AP)
Mason Wells, an American survivor of the attacks in Belgium this week, answers questions during an interview in a hospital in Ghent, Belgium Friday March 25, 2016. (Pool TV via Associated Press)

GHENT, Belgium — An American teenager wounded in the Brussels Airport attack also survived the Boston Marathon attack.

Mason 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 Tuesday at Belgium’s main airport.

This undated photo provided by Chad Wells shows Mormon missionaries Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy, Utah, left, and Joseph Empey, 20, of Santa Clara, Utah. They both were injured in Tuesday's explosion at the Brussels airport. Mormon church officials say missionaries from Utah were seriously injured in the Brussels airport attack. (Joseph Empey/Chad Wells via AP)
This undated photo provided by Chad Wells shows Mormon missionaries Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy, Utah, left, and Joseph Empey, 20, of Santa Clara, Utah. (Joseph Empey/Chad Wells via Associated Press)

Wells, a 19-year-old missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 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.”

Wells was also in Boston at the time of the Boston marathon attack, having gone to support his mother in her race.

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

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