Bus crash kills 28, in­clud­ing 22 chil­dren

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GENEVA | A tour bus slammed into a tun­nel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 school­child­ren and six adults re­turn­ing to Bel­gium from a ski va­ca­tion, po­lice said Wed­nes­day.

An­other 24 stu­dents were hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter one of the dead­li­est high­way ac­ci­dents in Swiss his­tory left the front of the bus man­gled, trap­ping some peo­ple in­side.

The bus car­ry­ing 52 peo­ple, in­clud­ing stu­dents of around age 12 from two Bel­gian schools, hit the tun­nel wall shortly af­ter 9 p.m. Tues­day on a high­way near the south­ern town of Sierre.

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