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11-year-old British boy among bus crash dead

Sebastian Bowles was one of the 22 children who died in the Swiss crash Photo: Facebook

A British boy was among the 28 people killed in a horrific bus crash in a Swiss tunnel, it emerged today.

Sebastian Bowles, 11, was one of the 22 children who died in Tuesday's crash, a spokesman for St Lambertus School in Heverlee, Belgium, confirmed.

The tourist bus carrying 52 people hit a wall returning from a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps.

School representative Dirk De Gendt said Sebastian's British father Edward and Belgian mother Ann landed in Brussels last night after identifying their son's body in Switzerland.

Emergency services work on the wreckage of a bus that crashed into a motorway tunnel in Sierre in western Switzerland early March 14, 2012. Credit: Reuters

Mr De Gendt said: "They landed in Brussels at 10.45pm. The mother had gone to Switzerland with a group of parents and the father had flown directly from London to Switzerland."

He appealed for the parents to be left to grieve in private.

According to The Sun, Sebastian's father moved his family from London two years ago to be near his wife's relatives.

The family previously lived in Crouch End, north London and now live in Louvain, the newspaper reported.

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