Train Collides with Charter Bus in Mississippi, Fatalities and Injuries Reported

08 March, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Michele Stevens
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The City of Biloxi said on its Twitter feed: "Biloxi emergency workers enroute to Main and railway for collision between train and charter bus".

The CSX train was traveling east when it hit the bus a few hours ago.

Local television station WLOX, quoting local police officials, said the bus originated in Austin, Tex., and had 50 people on board when the accident happened.

He said it is not known why the bus was stalled on the track.

It's unclear how many people were injured in the 2:12 p.m. crash.

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Information about where the bus was chartered or where it was headed has not been released.

"It's a bad, chaotic scene", he said.

He told the Sun Herald: "My first instinct was to get down there and tell people to get off the bus, but by the time I got there the train had already hit it". Some were trapped under the bus when the train it it, Robinson said. The single track is the CSX mainline along the Gulf Coast, passing through densely populated areas of southern Mississippi.

Several of the victims were airlifted to nearby hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

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