Search

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

07:50 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.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Fri, 17:26
Sheer luck meant the builders were not on site when the roof of this West Green Road building collapsed today. Picture: London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire)/Twitter

Two workman had a lucky escape today when the roof of the building they were working on collapsed during their lunch break.

Fri, 16:09
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Fri, 12:46
Emergency services sealed off West Green Road. Picture: James Carr (@JamesCarr55)/Twitter

Rescue workers were called to the scene of a collapsed roof in Tottenham this lunchtime, in a flat above a bakery where building works were taking place.

Fri, 10:35
Is there such a thing as 'positive drinking'? The panel debates today. Picture: PA Wire/Niall Carson

A high-profile panel will debate whether the notion of “positive drinking” - as fed to us by advertisers - is a fantasy or reality in Haringey today.

Most read news

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.