Tunnel bus crash victims buried

Thousands of mourners have attended a memorial service for victims of last week’s bus crash in a Swiss tunnel that killed 22 children and six adults.

A procession carried the coffins of one teacher and 14 pupils from one of two schools in northern Belgium.

They were returning from a traditional “snow class” holiday in Switzerland for 12-year-olds when tragedy struck.

Their bus was carrying 52 people when it hit a tunnel wall. Another 24 children were injured. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

A separate service will be held on Thursday for the victims from the other school in the town of Heverlee.

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