Charter bus carrying plunges into Alabama ravine; injuries reported

Charter bus carrying plunges into Alabama ravine; injuries reported”

Channelview ISD confirms the tour bus that crashed into a ravine in Alabama this morning was carrying band students from Channelview High School.

Witnesses said the bus was transporting students and chaperones from Channelview, just east of Houston, KHOU reported.

Numerous children were taken by helicopter to emergency rooms, and as of 8:15 a.m., one fatality had been reported.

News 5 has been told the bus was returning to Houston, Texas from a school trip.

The sheriff's office there tells WKRG as many as 45 people suffered various injuries with up to 20 seriously injured.

Our sister site says I-10 was closed in both directions near the crash site and traffic was being diverted at exit 49 to Highway 59.

Multiple rescue units responded Tuesday morning to a crash on I-10 eastbound near mile marker 57, Mobile Fire and Rescue said on social media.

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