Train slams into charter bus in MS, killing at least 3

Mar 08, 2017, 00:21
Train slams into charter bus in MS, killing at least 3

A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, dragging the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least three people dead, authorities said. The incident occurred at 2:12 p.m. local time.

A train has collided with a charter bus at a railroad crossing on Main Street in Biloxi, Mississippi.

More details to come.

"I know of at least three that are deceased", Biloxi Police Chief John Miller told a news conference broadcast by the TV station.

The bus was believed to be full of senior citizens traveling to a local casino, WLOX reported.

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

Police are talking to the bus driver and the train operator.

The tour bus was dragged 91m (300ft) along the track following the crash in Biloxi.

He said a nearby hospital is setting up a triage unit at the site to treat the injured. Crews were seen removing people through the emergency windows.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was aware of the crash and monitoring information.