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Swiss bus crash: London boy Sebastian Bowles among victim of tunnel tragedy

PUBLISHED: 07:50 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 08:06 16 March 2012

The wreckage of the coach. Picture: AP

The wreckage of the coach. Picture: AP

A former London schoolboy was among the 22 children killed in the Swiss tunnel bus crash, it has emerged.

Sebastian Bowles, 11, was one of the 28 victims when a Belgian tourist bus carrying 52 people hit a wall returning from a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday.

Dirk De Gendt, a spokesman for St Lambertus School in Heverlee, Belgium, said Sebastian’s British father Edward and Belgian mother Ann landed in Brussels last night after identifying their son’s body in Switzerland.

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.”

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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