Swiss bus crash kills 28 Belgians, mostly schoolchildren returning from ski trip
A bus carrying a Belgian school party home from a ski trip crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Switzerland late on Tuesday, killing 28 people, including 22 children.
The bus, transporting 52 people, mostly school children aged about 12 from the towns of Lommel and Heverlee in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flanders region, crashed in the Swiss canton of Valais, police told a news conference early on Wednesday.
“We don’t have words, only deep grief. They were supposed to be back now,” Dirk De Gendt, the local priest who is on the school board, told Reuters. (Photos: Reuters/AFP/Getty Images)