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Condolence book opened for kids in Swiss crash

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 9:43 AM    

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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.

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