4 Dead After Train, Bus Collide

Biloxi accident is under investigation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2017 4:59 PM CST
4 Dead After Train, Bus Collide
Biloxi firefighters assist injured passengers after their charter bus collided with a train in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday, March 7, 2017.   (John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald via AP)

A bus and freight train collided Tuesday in Biloxi, Miss., leaving four people dead, CNN reports. A charter bus from Austin, Texas, was attempting to cross train tracks when it got stuck and was hit by the train. There were 50 to 60 passengers on the bus; in addition to the fatalities, several passengers were hurt, some seriously. No one on the train was hurt. There were flashing lights and crossing gates at the train crossing involved, a train company spokesperson says. Police and the NTSB are investigating. (More train crash stories.)

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