BREAKING: 4 DEAD, Dozens Injured In HORRIFIC EVENT- Here’s What We Know

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A horrific incident in Biloxi, Mississippi has left four people dead and left dozens injured after a train hit a charter bus.

The latest victim was a woman who died around 6:30pm at Merit Health in Biloxi.

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That brings the death toll to two men and two women.

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Several had to be airlifted from the scene.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller described the crash as a “terrible, chaotic scene” at a press conference, adding that 35 people have been hospitalized.

A total of 46 passengers were on the bus when the crash happened, according to Miller.

Officials initially said four people died in the crash and then revised it down to three, but Vincent Creel, a spokesman for the city of Biloxi, told the Associated Press after consulting with the coroner’s office that they can confirm that four were killed in the incident.

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Ameet Patel, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Penn National Gaming, owner of Hollywood Gulf Coast Casino and Boomtown Biloxi Casino, said the bus was traveling from Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis to Boomtown Casino in Biloxi.

“It is with deep regret and sympathy that we can confirm the private charter bus that collided with a train this afternoon in Biloxi was transporting patrons from our Hollywood Gulf Coast Casino in Bay St. Louis to our Boomtown Biloxi Casino approximately 45 miles away.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who tragically lost their lives and all those affected by this accident.  As this is an ongoing law enforcement matter, we are withholding any further comment and are referring all calls to the Biloxi Police Department, with whom we are cooperating fully on their investigation.”

Those involved in the crash that were not hospitalized will be lodged at Hollywood Casino Tuesday night.

 

The CSX train was headed east when it collided with a charter bus heading north. Emergency crews had to remove people through the emergency windows. Victims were taken to Merit Health Biloxi, Ocean Springs Hospital, and Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula.

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“CSX personnel are working with first responders at a collision of a freight train and passenger bus in Biloxi, Miss,” CSX spokesman Gary Sease said in a statement to WLOX-TV. “The collision this afternoon occurred at the Main Street crossing. 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. The crossing has flashing lights and crossing gates. Authorities in Biloxi report three fatalities and many injuries, and our thoughts are with all involved. The train crew was not injured.”

Here’s the video report from FOX News:

The train crossing that was the site of the crash has seen previous trouble, according to WLOX. Two months ago, a separate CSX train slammed a Pepsi delivery truck that got stuck on the tracks. There is a low clearance sign located near the intersection to warn drivers.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those involved.

God Bless.

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