The Belgian town of Leuven came to a standstill for the funerals of seven children killed in last week’s bus crash in Switzerland. As with Wednesday’s funeral in neighbouring Lommel, the Church was filled with mourners as the seven coffins were carried in. Many more crowded into the square outside to pay their respects.
Among those offering their condolences were Belgium’s King Albert and Queen Paola, and members of the Dutch royal family.
In all, the tragedy in Switzerland claimed the lives of 22 children and six adults. They died when their coach crashed in a tunnel on the journey home from a skiing trip.