A picture has emerged of the children from the Swiss coach crash before they left for Switzerland and the ski trip that would end in tragedy.
The picture was taken outside Saint Lambertus School in Heverlee. Many children from the school were on board the coach, which crashed on Tuesday, resulting in the death of 22 children and six adults. All of the victims are to be flown back to Belgium.
The Belgian government is due to hold an emergency session on Thursday to discuss details of the repatriation. Many of the parents remain in Switzerland. Some are tending injured children. Most are there to identify bodies at the mortuary.
The body of the bus driver is awaiting autopsy amid speculation that he suffered a medical condition that may have led to the crash.
At the school, the entrance has been turned into a shrine for the victims with flowers and candles sat next to pictures of the children.
On Wednesday, investigators said that the coach was not speeding, however the cause of the crash, which involved no other vehicle, remains unknown.
The pupils, all 12-years-old, told of their holiday in a blog. "Today was totally the best," one of the children wrote. "The adventurous walk was tiring but mega-cool. We won first prize for cleanest room. Tomorrow it's going to be colder."
On Wednesday, Elio Di Rupo, the Belgian prime minister, declared a national day of mourning.
The children before the trip