Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

At least 1 dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

At least 1 dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

Local authorities confirmed Tuesday that one person was killed, and dozens more injured in a school-chartered bus accident in the USA state of Alabama.

The driver's son, Harry Caligone Jr., described his father as a positive ma with a great sense of humor. "I'm nearly certain that in his last moments he was most concerned about the kids".

Kramer said the district had only limited details in the immediate aftermath and was in contact with law enforcement in Alabama to get more information. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them".

A bus carrying Texas students whose bandmates were involved in the wreck of another bus on Interstate 10 in Alabama has returned to a Houston-area high school.

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One person was listed in critical condition and five were in serious condition.

First Class Tours Inc., the bus operator, identified Caligone as a longtime driver with the company.

"It was supposed to be a happy event and yes it is something that you never want to experience but again I will say from what I am hearing we are truly blessed right now", said Ollis.

There were 48 passengers were on board and most were injured, including 20 who were in serious condition, ABC News reported.

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A video of the crash shot in the early morning showed a bus on its side in a grassy aqueduct or ravine as rescuers with flashlights scoured the area.

News 5 has confirmed that the passengers aboard the charter bus are band members from Channelview High School (Texas). "She was trembling her voice", said Torres as he described the phone call with his sister confirming she was okay. "But we look at what happened, how it happened, nature of the damage".

"The next thing we needed to do was get blankets up here". "I pray for a speedy recovery for all those injured, and I am especially grateful for the heroic actions of the Alabama first responders that undoubtedly helped save lives today".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences over the crash. "Texas is prepared to offer any assistance necessary as we rally around the entire Channelview High School community during this hard time".

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Six or seven Medevac helicopters transported patients to hospitals, the sheriff said. KPRC reports that safety records indicate the company has had four crashes in the last two years.

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