Title:BELGIUM: Belgian officials and families gather at school where some of Swiss bus crash victims came from
Date:15th March 2012
Summary:HEVERLEE, BELGIUM (MARCH 14, 2012) (REUTERS)
EXTERIOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL ST LAMBER, SCHOOL BUS PASSING BY
NAME OF SCHOOL SAINT LAMBERTUS ON WALL
POLICEMEN STANDING IN FRONT OF MAIN GATE, MOTHER AND CHILD ENTERING SCHOOL
MEDIA IN FRONT OF SCHOOL
PARENTS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN COMFORTING EACH OTHER, FILMED THROUGH GATE
POLICE GIVING INFORMATION TO PARENTS
TWO MILITARY PERSONNEL WALKING TROUGH GATE
POLICE VAN IN FRONT OF SCHOOL
PARENTS LEAVING SCHOOL
POLICE OFFICERS LEAVING SCHOOL BUILDING
Story Text: Belgium was in shock on Wednesday (March 14) morning as the news of a deadly bus crash in Switzerland carrying Belgian school children became known.
Most of people in the bus came from the Belgian towns of Heverlee and Lommel, both situated in the Dutch speaking region of Flanderen. The children were on the way back from a ski-trip when it crashed into the wall of a tunnel at Sierre in Switzerland, killing 28 people, 22 of them children, police said.
The bus was transporting 52 as it was heading back to Belgium from a skiing holiday camp, police said. 28 people died in the crash, of which 22 children, police said.
Police was present at the primary school St Lambertus in Heverlee on Wednesday morning, and parents who were bringing their children to school were seen comforting each other as they heard the news.
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