Military planes carrying the bodies of the 22 children that died in a bus crash in Switzerland have left an airport in Sion bound for Belgium.
Swiss guards stood by as Belgian Hercules aircraft began the journey repatriating the victims’ remains.
Twenty-eight out of 52 passengers died after the accident involving people on their way home from a ski trip in the Swiss Alps. An 11-year-old British boy and both drivers are among those who died in the crash on Tuesday night.
The bus smashed into a wall about a third of the way down a tunnel in Sierre, Switzerland. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Six children who survived with minor injuries were flown home to Belgium on Thursday, but three remain in hospital in Switzerland in a critical state. Doctors performed 50 operations on 16 children.