Bus-train collision in Mississippi kills four

Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

bus-train collisionFour people were killed after a bus carrying passengers on a casino trip collided with a freight train on Tuesday in Biloxi, Mississippi.

 

Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus’s heavily damaged frame to extract the last two.

 

The CSX train was travelling east when it hit the bus. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing more than 50 passengers who were on the bus, and injuries have been reported.

 

Michelle Crowley of the Biloxi fire department said 40 people were injured; of those, seven were in critical condition.

 

The bus was carrying people on a trip organized by a Texas senior center. A flier for the tour says some passengers boarded Sunday in Austin, Texas, and others boarded about 30 miles east in Bastrop, Texas.

 

The names of the dead have not been released.

 

The bus was marked as belonging to Echo Transportation, which Texas corporate records show is a unit of a company called TBL Group, based in Grand Prairie.

 

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