Village funerals for Swiss crash victims

Village funerals for Swiss crash victims

Daily Telegraph April 13th

FUNERAL services for the victims of the Swiss air crash- flown home yesterday- will be held this week in Somerset villages.

In Axbridge a service will be held tomorrow for 16 of the dead, some of them from Cheddar.
Thirteen of the victims will be buried in a mass grave and three will be cremated.
At Cheddar a service will be held for 11.

Four women from the same family will be buried tomorrow at Yatton. Another victim will be buried at Congresbury and eight more at at Redhill on Friday.
The bodies of the 106 victims were flown home yesterday morning and transported to R.A.F. Locking.
Donations for relatives of the air crash victims have now reached £20,000.

Meanwhile, four other funds set up in the worst-hit villages are thought to have collected around £4,000, and donations have reached £5,000 in Switzerland.

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