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Boy injured in bus crash is out of intensive care

The head teacher at Brentwood School in Essex has tweeted to say the inured pupil is out of intensive care.

"The really good news that we have had this morning is that one of the boys who had a brain bleed as a result of a fractured skull - he was scanned later on this morning and the results of the scan are that it seems to have stopped so he is now out of intensive care but they are keeping him under a very strict observation for the next 48 hours."

– Ian Davies Headmaster, Brentwood School
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Driver killed in Belgium bus crash named

A driver killed when a coach carrying 34 British school pupils crashed in Belgium has been named.

Mr Chance was the only fatality in the crash Credit: Reuters

James "Geordie" Chance was the only fatality of the crash in Middelkerke in West Flanders although a 13-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull.

The grandfather of five, originally from Tyneside but who moved to Lisburn in County Antrim, was believed to have been sitting next to the coach's driver when it crashed into a motorway bridge.

The coach involved in the crash is owned by Richmond Coaches of Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, in Northern Ireland.

In a statement last night, the firm said: "Richmond Coaches were devastated to hear of the death of their second driver, Mr Chance who was sitting in the courier seat at the time of the crash. Mr Chance's family have been informed of his death.

The company's director Brendan McKenna added that his "thoughts and prayers" were with all the families affected.

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Two pupils remain in hospital after Belgium bus crash

Two pupils from Brentwood School remain in hospital in hospital following a bus crash on Sunday, the school has confirmed.

One of the two is in intensive care while the other is being treated for a fractured leg. The children's parents are with them.

Arrangements to bring 25 of the children home by car have already begun while the remaining seven will return by minibus shortly.


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Foreign Office working with Belgium over bus crash

A British Embassy team is providing consular assistance following the crash of a British bus in Belgium, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Following the crash of a British bus in Belgium, a British Embassy team is in the area providing consular assistance to those involved. We are working closely with the Belgian authorities to establish details of the incident

– FCO spokesman
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Emergency workers at scene of Belgium bus crash

Emergency workers are examining the scene after a bus carrying British schoolchildren crashed in Belgium this morning.

The driver of the bus has been killed and one pupil is in intensive care after suffering a head injury. Several others have also been injured.

The bus crash happened near Middelkerke, West Flanders. Credit: Reuters
The bus wreckage is examined by emergency workers Credit: Reuters
Emergency vehicles line the motorway where the crash took place. Credit: Reuters
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