A charter tour bus carrying students on a school trip from Houston, Texas, has plunged into a ravine, with multiple injuries reported.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Major Anthony Lowery said the bus plunged off Interstate 10 into a deep ravine Tuesday morning, and multiple helicopters are responding. It is reported that 12 to 20 people have been injured and that officials say the bus was returning to Houston from a school trip. The bus was returning from a trip to Disney World, but it was not immediately clear how many students were aboard.
District officials released the following statement about the crash:
“A charter bus transporting Channelview High School band students was involved in an accident on Interstate 10 in Alabama early this morning. At this time, details are limited. We are in contact with law enforcement in Alabama trying to obtain further information.”
The bus was carrying at least 52 people and the crash happened around 6 a.m.
The following video of the scene was posted on Facebook:
At Least 1 dead, up to 20 injured after charter bus crash in Alabama.