Deaths Reported After Train Collides With Vehicle In Mississippi

A train has collided with a charter bus at Main St.in Biloxi, according to officials.

A bus chartered in Austin, Texas apparently stalled on the railroad crossing in downtown Biloxi around 2:15 pm local time. Police Chief John Miller said it was unclear why the bus had stopped, but witnesses told WLOX-TV that the vehicle appeared to be stuck on the tracks.

According to the Sun Herald newspaper, a total of 42 people were on the bus at the time, and 35 were injured.

More details to come.

The train is believed to have pushed the bus around 300 feet down the track after colliding with it.

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A MS, hit a charter bus that appeared to be stuck on the tracks Tuesday, according to local outlet WLOX.

The scene in Biloxi, Mississippi where a CSX train impacted a tour bus containing 50-60 passengers. Victims are being taken to Merit Health Biloxi, Ocean Springs Hospital, and Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. The Biloxi mayor said the situation is fluid.

CSX, the company which was operating the freight train, is yet to publicly comment on the crash.

Witnesses said the passengers on the bus were senior citizens.

  • Alfonso Moody