A minute’s silence has been held across the Belgian rail network for the victims of Monday’s fatal train crash.
In Halle, close to the crash site, a book of condolence has been opened and Public Works Minister Inge Vervotte added her message of sympathy and support.
Crash investigators have begun removing the wreckage from the tracks.
A probe is underway to ascertain what caused two trains to collide head on during Monday’s rush-hour in Buzingen just outside Brussels.
Authorities say 18 people lost their lives, with 171 injured. Three passengers are unaccounted for.
Eurostar say services between Brussels and the UK have been suspended until Monday, while work at the scene of the accident continues.