topics
tools
Expatica countries
Index Last Var.(%)
BEL 20 3083.51 0.32
DAX 9605.08 0.17
IBEX 30 10058.5 -1.04
CAC 40 4387.61 -0.20
FTSE 100 6806.86 -0.05
AEX 397.5 -0.20
DJIA 16272.65 0.46
Nasdaq 4318.933 0.63
FTSE MIB 20298.33 -0.11
TSX Composite 14214.35 0.18
ASX 5415.4 -0.10
Hang seng 22836.96 0.04
Straits Times 3110.78 0.45
ISEQ 20 836.3 0.23
EUR / USD 1.37976 0.67
EUR / GBP 0.82571 0.59
USD / GBP 0.598544 -0.10
Gold 1329.6 -0.13
Oil 108.9 -0.76
Silver 21.28 0.08
You are here: Home News Dutch News Belgian, Dutch royal families to attend crash memorial
Enlarge font Decrease font Text size


16/03/2012Belgian, Dutch royal families to attend crash memorial

The Belgian and Dutch royal families will  gather on Wednesday, 21 March at a memorial ceremony for 17 victims from a Belgian school who died in a Swiss bus crash, the town's mayor said Friday.

"We can announce that the Belgian royal family and also the Dutch royal family will attend the memorial ceremony" on Wednesday, Peter Vanvelthoven, the mayor of this north-eastern border town, told a news conference.

Twenty-eight people, including 22 children from Belgian schools, six of them of Dutch nationality, died in Tuesday night's accident last week.

Fifteen pupils and two staff from the 't Stekske school in Lommel, home to 33,000 people, perished in the tragedy, while six children survived.

The remaining dead were two staff and seven children from the Sint Lambertus school in Leuven, east of Brussels, and the two bus drivers bringing them back from a skiing holiday in Switzerland.

Belgium observed a minute's silence on Friday morning to honour the dead as their bodies were flown back from Switzerland.



© 2012 AFP


0 reactions to this article

0 reactions to this article

 
Discussion Forums

English in the Netherlands

A roof over my head :-)

Relationships in the Netherlands

Married in NL but not sure how to register in the UK and NL?

Networking in the Netherlands

Linkedin data analysis, how?

Housing in the Netherlands

renting without an agent

Americans in the Netherlands

what capacity voltage converter should I buy?

participate in the forums

 
 
 
 
 
Inside Expatica
Setting up home in the Netherlands

Setting up home in the Netherlands

A guide to telephone, internet and television along with utility services water, electricity and gas in the Netherlands.

Dutch immigration and residency regulations

Dutch immigration and residency regulations

Lost in the Dutch immigration system? Look no further than this guide compiled for our Survival Guide 2012.

A brief introduction to the Netherlands

A brief introduction to the Netherlands

Expatica offers a whistle-stop tour of life in the modern Netherlands.

Giving birth in the Netherlands

Giving birth in the Netherlands

The challenges and benefits of the maternity system in the Netherlands and how it differs to other countries.