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Several injured after sightseeing bus crashes in Brussels

08:36 02/04/2024

Several people were injured over the weekend when a tourist bus crashed into a tree along the Brussels canal near the Van Praet bridge.

Fire brigade spokesman Walter Derieuw said 22 people were injured, three of them seriously but none in mortal danger.

The Tootbus sightseeing bus crashed into a tree at around 12.30 on Sunday afternoon for reasons currently unknown.

The driver may have lost control due to a technical problem with the vehicle, but the crash is still under investigation.

A total of three emergency response teams and five ambulances responded to the accident, along with police. A medical triage post was set up at the scene.

A total of 33 foreign tourists were involved in the crash. Uninjured travellers were transferred by a police vehicle to their hotels.

Tootbus Brussels’ fleet takes tourists past the Atomium, Train World, the Royal Castle of Laeken and the Royal Greenhouses, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg, among other sites.

Written by Helen Lyons