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At least three confirmed dead in train, charter bus crash

At least three confirmed dead in train, charter bus crash

Creel says as many as 50 people were on the bus.

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

Local television station WLOX, quoting local police officials, said the bus originated in Austin, Tex., and had 50 people on board when the accident happened.

The bus was pushed 200 feet down the track after the eastbound train crashed into it, Miller said.

The CSX train was headed east while the bus was headed north. Charter buses often carry patrons to one of Biloxi's eight casinos, but Creel said he wasn't sure where the bus was headed.


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

Miller said it was still unclear to investigators why the bus had come to a stop along the tracks. Crews were seen removing people through the emergency windows.

Biloxi is a city of 44,000 residents on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

A nearby hospital set up a triage unit at the site to treat the injured, and helicopters were carrying the injured to hospitals that handle trauma cases.

CSX personnel are assisting first responders, Sease said.


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