The coach was carrying school children from Belgium who were returning home after a skiing holiday in Val d’Anniviers in the Swiss Alps. The victims were from Lommel and Heverlee in Flanders.Police said the children were mostly aged 12 and were from two schools. The coach, with a cream and brown striped logo, was travelling on the A9 motorway towards Sion and crashed into the concrete wall of a tunnel near the town of Sierre on Tuesday night at 9.15pm.It was going considerably faster than the speed limit on a stretch of road where the speed is limited to 100kmh." However, Swiss prosecutor Olivier Elsig said: "The speed of vehicle is being determined.
The Belgian ambassador Jan Luykx was immediately informed and went to the scene of the crash.Christina put on a stylish display for the outing as she showed off her impressive curves in a yellow lace Gemy Maalouf corset, which drew attention to her ample assets and teased just a hint of flesh underneath. • 28 Belgian people including 22 children killed in tunnel crash • 24 children injured in the crash returning from ski trip • 'Tragic day for Belgium' says Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo • Swiss president to visit fatal coach crash site • Most children aged around 12 years old • Two villages in Flanders in mourning "When we lose a family member there are no words, because the pain is so great that there is nothing to relieve the pain," Di Rupo told a press conference in the city of Sion, close to the accident scene.Jean-Pierre Deslarzes, the medical director of the Valais Canton rescue service, a private state-approved volunteer organisation, said his workers were “in a state of shock and the fact there are children involved has made it even more difficult”.
There were earlier claims that the bus had been speeding.A senior police officer told Belgium’s Le Soir newspaper: "The coach was travelling at very high speed.