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28 killed in Swiss coach crash

Published: Wednesday March 14, 2012 | 2:38 pm Comments 0

Twenty two children are among 28 people who were killed yesterday following a bus crash in Switzerland.

The coach, carrying 52 people back to Belgium following a skiing trip in the Swiss Alps, struck a wall in a tunnel.

Reports say the bus crashed near Sierre, in the Swiss canton of Valais, close to the border with Italy.

The Belgian foreign ministry said most of the children were aged around 12, and the bus was one of three hired by a Christian group.

Both the drivers on the bus are among the dead.

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