Witnesses told the Sun Herald that the tour bus appeared to have become stuck on the train tracks for several minutes before the deadly crash.
At least three people were killed after a train crashed into a charter bus in MS, according to police.
Emergency responders said the bus from Austin, Texas, was carrying about 50 passengers. The crash occurred in the early afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. local time, the Sun Herald reported.
Officials said there were three confirmed fatalities resulting from the crash.
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He says a nearby hospital is setting up a triage unit at the site to treat the injured.
About 50 passengers were riding the bus, and a witness told WLOX they were mostly senior citizens.
A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries. 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. "We're not sure about the bus itself, why it was stopped, if it was having engine problems or what", he said. The train crew was not injured.