BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – UPDATE: At least four people have died in the crash involving a train and bus in Biloxi, according to city officials.
The bus was headed from Austin, Tx. to Biloxi, and the train was reportedly headed from New Orleans to Mobile, Ala. when the crash occurred.
The rest of their release can be read below.“CSX personnel are working with first responders at a collision of a freight train and passenger bus in Biloxi, Miss. The collision this afternoon occurred at the Main Street crossing. The eastbound mixed freight train, traveling from New Orleans to Mobile, Ala., had three locomotives and 52 cars – 27 loaded cars and 25 empty cars. The crossing has flashing lights and crossing gates. Authorities in Biloxi report three fatalities and many injuries, and our thoughts are with all involved. The train crew was not injured.”
ORIGINAL: A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.
A city spokesman says emergency responders were still removing injured people from the bus more than 30 minutes after the crash.
The spokesman says a CSX train hit the bus at a crossing in downtown Biloxi, pushing the bus about 300 feet down the tracks. He says as many as 50 people were on the bus — and that there are deaths and injuries.