Signing the book of condolences.
Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the Swiss bus crash.
Thoughts and prayers with the victims and bereaved families in Belgium and The Netherlands.
Belgium and The Netherlands has started a day of national mourning for the 28 people who died in a school bus crash in Switzerland, with solemn music filling the airwaves and official buildings lined with flags at half staff. Seven were Dutch.
As a chilly morning fog lifted in Belgium, the nation of 11 million began preparing for a minute of silence at 11 a.m. (5 a.m. EST) to mark Tuesday's crash, which tragically ended the lives of 22 children returning from their "snow classes" in the Alps ��� a traditional rite of passage in Belgium and the Netherlands from childhood to the teenage years.
The accident ��� one of the deadliest highway crashes in Swiss history ��� claimed the lives of 28.
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