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Students and teachers mourned after plane crashes in French Alps

published 25 March 2015 updated 1 April 2015

Education International has offered its sincere condolences to the families of those lost in yesterday’s tragic plane crash, which took the lives of 150 people, including 16 students from the Joseph-König-Gymnasium in Haltern, Germany.

The Education International (EI) Executive Board, which is holding its 44th meeting in Brussels, expressed its shock and sadness following yesterday’s deadly plane accident in the French Alps.

The 16 students and their two teachers amongst those lost in the crash were flying home from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen expressed his condolences to EI’s German affiliates, colleagues and to the families of the victims, hoping that they will find the support they need to cope with the tragedy.