Ski coach crash kills 28 including schoolchildren

Bus hits tunnel wall as Belgian group returns home from skiing trip

Barely three weeks after a coach returning to the UK from a school skiing trip in Italy crashed in France killing one person (an accident blamed on the long driving distance, as reported in TTG Nordic) another ski-trip bus has crashed, this time with far more tragic consequences.
The coach was carrying 52 people, mostly schoolchildren from Lommel and Heverlee in Flanders, when it collided with the wall of a tunnel in the Valais region of Switzerland, killing 28 people including 22 children and the two drivers. The group was returning from a winter sports holiday camp in Val d’Anniviers. Twenty-four more children were injured, some seriously. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
The Guardian
[pictured: Skiing on Klein Matterhorn]


Check Also

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.

Svart, hotel, Svartisen, environment, energy positive, carbon neutral, glacier, Bodo, Norway, stay, circular, Snøhetta, design, architecture

World’s first energy-positive Arctic Hotel

A Nordic firm of architects has designed a future hotel that will produce more energy than it uses.

Delta, airlines, United, American Airlines, pay, pilots, bonus, wage, profit share, usa, captains

Airline gives employees $1.1bn

Delta Airlines is being generous, and people working for its competitors are not too happy.

Avinor, Oslo, airport, Gardermoen, ski, equipment, baggage, rules, dates, busiest, winter holiday, fly

Busiest winter dates to fly from Oslo

Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be using Oslo Gardermoen in the next couple of weeks.

Deutsche Bahn, DB, delay, storm, compensation, passengers, stranded, climate change, Spiegel, trees, branches

Deutsche Bahn “twists” climate change

German media accuse rail operator of exploiting climate change to avoid blame for delays.

Hoseasons, sale, Wyndham, rentals, holiday, vacation, business, M&A, hotel, Europe, private equity, James Villa Holidays,, Landal GreenParks, Novasol

Wyndham sells European business

The US hospitality giant sells its European business to a private equity firm for $1.3 billion.