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10 People Reported Dead After Prison Bus Falls Off Overpass In Texas

Ten people have died after a prison bus fell from an overpass and was hit by a train, the Odessa American reports citing Sheriff Mark Donaldson .

The bus was transporting prisoners from Abilene to El Paso when it crashed just outside the West Texas city of Odessa. The American adds:

"Sgt. Elizabeth Barney with the Texas Department of Public Safety with DPS and Sheriff Donaldson said the bridge was icy when the bus drove over it, causing the bus to drive off the bridge. Donaldson said the bus struck the train in the middle of the train cars, at which point the train dragged the bus for a bit before coming to a stop."

KWTX-TV reports that 12 prisoners were on the bus and a local hospital was treating five people.

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