At least four are dead after a charter bus collided with a freight train in Mississippi
March 07, 2017 07:46 PM EST
Four people are dead after a freight train collided with a tour bus in Biloxi. Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported. Fire Chief Joe Boney added that 35 of the roughly 50 on-board passengers were taken to area hospitals. Emergency workers had to cut through the bus wreckage to remove two people.
The tour bus was reportedly traveling from Austin, Texas, to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to visit a casino.
According to Cecilia Dobbs Walton, a city spokeswoman, the charter bus got stuck as it was trying to cross train tracks.
"This is a tragic event for our city," Biloxi Mayor Andrew Gilich said.
“It’s a terrible tragedy,” Chief Miller said at a news conference, adding that the incident was the worst of its kind that he could recall in Biloxi. “It is a terrible, chaotic scene right now, but we have it under control.”
John Ferrari, the CEO of the charter company, said it is investigating the crash, but didn't have additional information.
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