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Pope Benedict XVI has sent his condolences to the families of the victims of the Swiss bus accident. In a telegram to the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels in Belgium, the pontiff said he was praying for the families in their mourning.
The plane from Geneva has arrived back in Brussels, bringing survivors of the crash and their relieved families home to Belgium.
Six children who survived with minor injuries were are on board the plane and a further two are also on their way home.
The other surviving children will be able to return home if doctors decide their condition is stable. Four children are badly injured, three are in a critical state.
Parents and survivors of the Belgian coach crash have left Geneva on their way back home. The bodies of the 22 children and six adults were expected to return to Belgium today from the town of Sion onboard three military transport planes that landed there earlier.
A memorial service was held in the small Belgian town of Lommel for the victims who died in the Swiss bus crash. The country will also hold a day of mourning on Friday.
Some of those injured in the deadly bus crash in the Swiss Alps have left the hospital in the southern town of Viege. Police and medics covered the vehicles with blankets to shield them from the media as they departed.
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A nation grieves for the 28 victims of the coach crash in Switzerland as a military aircraft has carried the bodies home.
First pictures have been released of the young victims of the Swiss bus crash. They are on display for people to pay their condolences.