Friday, March 16, 2012

Sebastian Bowles was Among the victims of Swiss Crash which killed 28



A British boy was among the 22 children and six adults killed in a coach crash in Switzerland as the repatriation of the victims' bodies to Belgium takes place.

Sebastian Bowles, 11, died after the vehicle slammed into a concrete wall in a motorway tunnel late on Tuesday.

He was among 52 people from two Belgian schools who were returning home from a skiing trip in the Swiss Alps late on Tuesday when the smash happened in Val d'Anniviers.

Forty-six children and four teachers were on the coach and a spokesman for St Lambertus School in Heverlee, Belgium, confirmed Sebastian was among the victims.

School representative Dirk De Gendt said Sebastian's British father Edward and Belgian mother Ann landed in Brussels last night after identifying their son's body in Switzerland.

Mr De Gendt said: "They landed in Brussels at 10.45pm. The mother had gone to Switzerland with a group of parents and the father had flown directly from London to Switzerland." He appealed for the parents to be left to grieve in private. Read More