3 dead in Mississippi train, charter bus collision

3 dead in Mississippi train, charter bus collision

At least three people were killed after a train crashed into a charter bus in MS, according to police.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

CBS affiliate WLOX-TV reports the bus was stopped on the tracks when it was struck by the eastbound CSX train in Biloxi.

It said around 50 people were on the bus that was traveling from Austin, Texas, when it was hit.

More details to come.

He said it is not known why the bus was stalled on the track.

Passengers on the charter bus were believed to be on their way to a casino.

It is a "terrible, chaotic scene, but it is under the control", a local police chief said.

Several people were injured, including some seriously, officials said.

First responders were removing the injured passengers through emergency window exits, local media reported.

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.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) told CBS News it is monitoring the situation.

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