CLOSE1 dead as charter tour bus plunges down ravine off I-10 in Alabama

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Update nine:25 a.m.

Workers at Sacred Heart Hospital have introduced inflatable mattresses right into a convention middle.

They stated the mattresses are to deal with households of crash sufferers.

A spokesman for the health center stated Sacred Heart is treating about 20 passengers.

Update nine:20 a.m.

Traffic on I-10 is bumper-to-bumper as crews paintings the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol is diverting all westbound site visitors from Exit five to Nine Mile Road, and people who are proceeding on towards Mobile are being directed down U.S. 90.

Update nine:10 a.m.

Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack stated all through a information convention that no less than one individual is dead after a charter tour bus crashed close to the Florida-Alabama state line.

Mack stated one individual is in important situation and 5 individuals are in severe situation.

Update eight:45 a.m.

Mark Kramer, public members of the family officer with the Channelview Independent School District, stated the bus used to be transporting Channelview High School band scholars again to Houston after a band shuttle to Disney World.

The Associated Press reported the charter bus plunged right into a ravine. 

Mike Burke, spokesman for Pensacola’s Sacred Heart Hospital, says his health center is treating about 20 passengers. Burke had no main points at the ages or prerequisites of the sufferers, however stated he will have to have additional information quickly. 

Joy Tsubooka, a spokeswoman for Escambia County, says the county has despatched 4 ambulances with two emergency clinical groups at the side of 3 hearth gadgets to the crash web page. Tsubooka says the county has additionally despatched a bus to assist commute other people from the scene. 

University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile says it’s treating one crash sufferer. 

Original tale

Interstate 10 is closed at milemarker five westbound, and site visitors is being diverted off the interstate onto U.S. 90 as government reply to a charter tour bus crash in Alabama.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Major Anthony Lowery instructed the AP that the bus plunged off I-10 right into a deep ravine Tuesday morning, and a couple of helicopters are responding.

Sheriff Huey Moss Mack says each lanes at the interstate had been closed. Traffic has been diverted and Alabama State soldiers are asking other people to keep away from the realm.

WKRG-TV is reporting that 12 to 20 other people had been injured, and that officers say the bus used to be returning to Houston from a college shuttle.

WEAR-TV stories that the charter bus used to be wearing no less than 52 other people.

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