The Latest: 2 missionaries injured in Brussels doing well

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Posted: Mar 31, 2016 2:19 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on two Mormon missionaries who were injured in the Brussels bombing attack (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Doctors say two Mormon missionaries wounded in the Brussels airport bombing are in good spirits at a Utah hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

Dr. Giavonni Lewis said Thursday at a news conference in Salt Lake City that Mason Wells and Joseph "Dres" Empey will require more treatment for second-degree burns and other injuries but are doing well. They returned earlier this week to their home state.

The mens' parents say they're grateful their sons survived but are heartbroken for the families of those who died. They expect a long road ahead as their sons recover from physical ailments and the trauma of the attack.

Two other injured missionaries, Richard Norby of Utah and Fanny Clain of France, remain in Brussels.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Norby is out of a medically induced coma.

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9:45 a.m.

The parents of two Mormon missionaries who were injured in the Brussels bombing attack are scheduled to speak Thursday at a Salt Lake City hospital about how their sons' recoveries are going.

The parents of Mason Wells and Joseph Empey will be accompanied at a news conference by University of Utah Hospital doctors who are treating the two men for burns and other injuries. Wells and Empey, both from Utah, are in fair condition.

Two other missionaries injured in the blast, Richard Norby of Utah and Fanny Clain of France, remain in Brussels.

Church officials say Wells, Empey and Norby won't be able to finish their missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But Clain is expected to do her mission in the U.S. She was injured less seriously.