Belgium is holding a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the Swiss bus crash.
It is the country’s first since 2004, which was called to remember 24 people who died in a gas explosion.
Schools and businesses across the country observed a minute’s silence to remember the 28 people who died.
Flags also flew at half-mast outside public buildings, including the European institutions in the capital Brussels.
Most of the children were just 12 years old and were pupils in the Flemish towns of Heverlee, near Leuven and Lommel, east of Antwerp.
Six of the victims were Dutch and the Dutch government has also ordered for flags to be flown at half mast today.
Their bodies have have been identified and have arrived back in Belgium.
Get a different perspective
Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.