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Mar 14, 2012 8:25 AM by Kate Richards

Belgian bus crash kills 28, among them, 22 children

GENEVA (AP) - Police say 28 people died when a bus carrying Belgian students back from a ski holiday crashed in a tunnel in Switzerland.

Valais cantonal (state) police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a total of 52 people were on board the bus.

Police say 22 children are among those killed, and 24 other students have been hospitalized with injuries.

Police say the busy crashed around 9 p.m. local time Tuesday night in a tunnel at Sierre near popular ski areas in the Swiss Alps.

A rescue helicopter and ambulances were called in to carry the injured.

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