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Russian PM thanks Belgium for helping children hurt in bus crash
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has thanked the Belgian authorities for the help they gave to the Russian children injured in Sunday’s coach crash outside Antwerp in which five people died, reports the Itar-Tass agency. “First, I wanted to thank our Belgian partners for their help,” Medvedev said during a meeting with vice-premiers on Monday. He added that the Russian Emergencies Ministry had also acted promptly. Medvedev asked vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin, chairman of the inter-governmental commission, to convey Russia’s thanks to the Belgian authorities. Flights were organised promptly to take the passengers back to Russia. Three teenagers whose condition is considered serious remain in Belgium.