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Brentwood School pupil in intensive care after coach crashes in Belguim

PUBLISHED: 19:05 28 June 2015 | UPDATED: 19:06 28 June 2015

The driver of one of the lorries - a 48-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

The driver of one of the lorries - a 48-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

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A coach driver has died and a 13-year-old boy remains in intensive care having suffered a fractured skull after a bus carrying Brentwood School pupils crashed in Belgium.

The coach was carrying 34 first and second year children between the ages of 11 and 13 as well as six teachers.

It was travelling to Cologne in Germany when it crashed into a bridge in Middelkerke, West Flanders, and went off the road at about 8.45am this morning.

A second pupil is also in hospital with a fractured leg.

Ian Davies, headteacher of Brentwood School, tweeted: “My sincere thanks to everyone for their many messages of support regarding today’s coach crash.

“It has been a difficult day for the School.

A statement from the school has confirmed it is working with the Foreign Office and The Red Cross.

Seven pupils remain in Belgium with teachers while 25 children are making their way back home by car.

Brentwood School has expressed its condolences for the family of the coach driver.

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