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Swiss bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday morning in a horrific accident that killed 22 Belgian 12-year-old students returning from a joyous ski vacation as well as the six adults who were accompanying them, police said Wednesday. The cause of the crash on the straight stretch of road was not immediately clear.

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March 14: A man places a flower tribute on a bridge near the entrance of the tunnel where a tourist bus from Belgium crashed on the motorway A9, in Sierre, western Switzerland.

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March 14: Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, left, and Swiss Federal president Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, right, react during a news conference, in Sion, Switzerland.

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Marh 14: Teachers of the Sint Lambertusschool in Heverlee, Belgium, attach drawings of pupils at the gate of the school.

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March 14: A woman and child carry a flower tribute at Stekske school in Lommel, Belgium.

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March 14: Rescuers and police work amid the wreckage of a tourist bus from Belgium at the accident site in a tunnel of the A9 highway near Sierre, western Switzerland. 

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March 14: A rescues helicopter is airborne as rescue worker stand in front of the tunnel entrance after a bus crashed in the tunnel, in Sierre, Switzerland.

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March 14: Police and rescuers work at the wreckage of a tourist bus from Belgium at the accident site in a tunnel of the A9 highway near Sierre, western Switzerland.

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March 14: The wreckage of a tourist bus from Belgium is seen at a hangar of the maintenance center of the motorway A9, in Sierre, western Switzerland.

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Swiss bus crash kills 28, including 22 children

A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday morning in a horrific accident that killed 22 Belgian 12-year-old students returning from a joyous ski vacation as well as the six adults who were accompanying them, police said Wednesday. The cause of the crash on the straight stretch of road was not immediately clear.

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