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Air Ambulance Repatriates Children Injured in Swiss Bus Crash

GENEVA (AP) — The three injured schoolchildren who were hospitalized in Lausanne University Hospital after a deadly bus crash in a Swiss tunnel have been repatriated by air ambulance to Belgium.

The hospital where the three girls were treated said their conditions have improved and they were transferred Thursday without a hitch to medical care in Leuven, Belgium.

The girls were badly injured in the bus crash, which killed 28 people in Sierre, Switzerland, as they were returning from an exuberant ski holiday on March 13. Their bus, carrying 52 people, slammed into a tunnel wall.

In addition to the dead, 24 children were injured, including the three girls who were put into artificial comas to recover in Lausanne.

All of the injured children have now been repatriated.