A bus has crashed and rolled over in Texas, killing eight people and injuring 44 others. The chartered bus, which belonged to OGA Charters, was on its way to a casino in Eagle Pass when the driver lost control on Highway 83 about 46 miles north of Laredo.
Seven people died at the scene and another died later in hospital.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Conrad Hein said: “The driver of the bus lost control and rolled over. Everything’s real preliminary right now.
“Our troopers are going to look into what happened but it’s going to take us some time.”
He added that it was raining in the area on Saturday morning but it was uncertain if that was a factor in the crash.
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The driver was among the survivors though his name and the names of the passengers have yet to be released.
The crash is one of the deadliest bus accidents in Texas in the last several years.
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In January 2015, two prison officers and eight inmates were killed after their prison bus struck a guardrail on a bridge west of Odessa before falling 20 feet and hitting a freight train passing underneath.
Seventeen passengers on their way to a religious retreat in Missouri died in 2008 when their bus plunged over a highway bridge. The crash was blamed on a front tyre that had been punctured by an unknown object.