Crouch End schoolboy killed in Swiss tunnel ski crash
A former Crouch End schoolboy has been named as one of 28 people killed in a horrific bus crash in a Swiss tunnel.
Sebastian Bowles, 11, was one of 22 children who died in the crash on Tuesday (March 13), a spokesman for St Lambertus School in Heverlee, Belgium, confirmed.
Sebastian’s family lived in Crouch End until two years ago when his father reportedly moved them to Belgium to be near his wife’s relatives.
The family now live near Louvain.
School representative Dirk De Gendt said Sebastian’s British father Edward and Belgian mother Ann landed in Brussels to identify their son’s body yesterday night (Thursday, March 15).
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.”
Sebastian was one of 52 people on the bus when it hit a tunnel wall, as school children from Belgium returned from a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps.
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Relatives of the 28 dead faced the heartbreaking task of identifying them ahead of their repatriation.
Family members were taken from a hotel in the southern Swiss town of Sion to the nearby morgue, where the bodies were being kept.
From there relatives made a poignant visit to the crash site inside the Tunnel de Geronde near Sierre town.