Hundreds sign condolence book for Annick

7th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 May 2007, BRUSSELS – Hundreds of people queued up to sign the condolence register for Annick Van Uytsel at the town hall of Diest on Saturday.

7 May 2007

BRUSSELS – Hundreds of people queued up to sign the condolence register for Annick Van Uytsel at the town hall of Diest on Saturday.

"We counted at least 500 signatures during the day on Saturday, and that has certainly doubled by now because people are still queuing up. The register will be open for signatures during the week as well. People can come to the town hall between 8.30 am and 4 pm, and until 7 pm on Tuesday, to leave a message for the girl's parents," Mayor Jan Laureys said over the weekend.

The funeral may take place next Saturday in Diest, but this is not yet certain. "The authorities still have to hand the body over to the family. That should happen on Monday," the mayor added.

On Tuesday a silent march will be held, starting from the Gildenzaal in Schaffen, where Annick attended a party before her disappearance, to the Grote Markt in Diest.

"We will follow the route that Annick normally took. Shuttle buses will also be in place to take participants back to Schaffen after the march and Diest residents to Schaffen for the start of the march. We are getting the support of transport company De Lijn. The buses will leave the parking lot of the Halve Maan at 6 pm."

Mayor Laureys also expects people from outside Diest. "Annick's parents may take part. I have spoken with them. They are glad something is being organised and said they would try to make it. We don't know yet if other initiatives will follow."

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Subject: Belgian News

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