ANTWERP (Belgium), April 14 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Embassy in Belgium is taking all the efforts to settle the problem to return to the homeland as soon as possible the children, who were affected and injured in a major road accident outside Antwerp, press attach· of the Russian Embassy in Belgium Georgy Kuznetsov told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
“We are settling in cooperation with the air companies the question of returning to the homeland as soon as possible all those Russian citizens, the condition of which allows air transportation,” he noted.
Kuznetsov also noted that the Russian diplomats already went to the hospitals, where the children were hospitalized.
“The round-the-clock hotline was opened at the embassy for the Russian citizens, who got in trouble in Belgium,” he noted.
Kuznetsov also added that the officials from the Russian General Consulate in Antwerp “were trying to visit the road accident site, where the rescue operation is already over, but the police did not permit them to examine the crashed bus.” The police are finalizing the investigative actions at the road accident site.
According to the latest reports, the children from Volgograd, where on a tourist trip to Paris, in the bus that crashed near Antwerp. Five people, including three children, an adult guide and a Polish driver died in the road accident from 42 people in the bus. Seven people are in heavy condition, including two people, who were brought to the intensive therapy ward, another seven people have got light injuries. As many as 23 people are almost not injured, they are staying at the fire depot in Zandhoven, 20 kilometres east of Antwerp, where the necessary support is provided for them.