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A Utah Mormon missionary seriously injured during a bombing at the Brussels airport is now in a medically induced coma.

The family of 66-year-old Richard Norby of Lehi said in a statement issued Wednesday by the LDS Church that shrapnel caused severe trauma to the man's lower leg, and he also suffered second-degree burns to his head and neck.

After 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.

Norby, a former teacher and administrator in the LDS Church Educational System, also served as a mission president in the faith's Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission from 2003 to 2005.

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

Empey and Wells both have undergone surgery, according to statements from their families. Empey was treated for shrapnel injuries to his legs and for burns to his hands, face and head. Wells underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon and was treated for burns and shrapnel injuries.

Also injured was missionary Fanny Rachel Clain, 20, of Montélimar, France.