The charter bus was reportedly from Austin, Texas, according to Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. "I saw a few body parts".
A video posted to Facebook by Victor Williams, a reporter with ABC affiliate WLOX, shows rescue officials working at the scene to remove those on the bus through emergency windows.
Biloxi, Miss., firefighters help passengers of a charter bus out of the damaged vehicle after the bus collided with a train, March 7, 2017. The National Transportation Safety Board announced it also was investigating.
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He says the agency can not investigate every fatal wreck at a train crossing - there were 265 such deaths previous year.
Local emergency officials are on the scene.
"They [the bus passengers] didn't start crying and screaming until we started moving them", he said.
The crash happened at 2:12 p.m. local time when a CSX freight train headed from New Orleans to Mobile, Ala., slammed into an Echo Transportation tour bus that, according to one witness, appeared to get stuck on the railroad tracks at a crossing.
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At 10pm Thursday, as the search continued, a 27-year-old female relative of the children handed herself in to police at Echuca. The mother appeared before the court earlier on Saturday where she was formally refused bail, according to NewsCorp .
"I was on Main Street and I heard the noise", Pham said.
We're told this is a regular trip members take.
According to officials, the charter bus was traveling from Austin, Texas to a MS casino.
Harrison County Coroner's Office has officially released the names of the 4 deceased passengers.
The private charter bus was carrying people from Hollywood Gulf Coast Casino in Bay St. Louis to the Boomtown Biloxi Casino, the casino company's regional director of operations said in a statement. The crossing has flashing lights and crossing gates. Last night, the Federal Railroad Administration said three of its inspectors and a state inspector were en route to the site where the train ran into the middle of a charter bus' side.
The bus belongs to Echo Transportation, a Grand Prairie, Texas-based company. Right now, we know that four people have been killed.
One witness told the paper the bus was hit about five to 10 minutes after it had became stuck on the tracks.