Condolence book opened for kids in Swiss crash
THE embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Jamaica has expressed its gratitude to the numerous Jamaicans who have been expressing condolences after a tragic accident that took the lives of 28 people – most of them kids of Belgian nationality – in Switzerland on Tuesday.
The embassy says a condolence book will be open at the embassy at 10 Millsborough Crescent, Kingston 6, to all persons who wish to sign it tomorrow and next Monday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.
“Together with the rest of Belgium, the embassy will be mourning the victims of this tragic accident and the Belgian flag will be flying at half mast Friday,” a release from Ambassador Frédéric Meurice said.
Forty-six children and four teachers from two Belgian schools were returning home from a skiing holiday late Tuesday when their coach slammed into a concrete wall in the motorway tunnel in southern Switzerland.
Twenty-one of the dead were from Belgium while the other seven fatalities were from The Netherlands.