At Least 2 Killed When Bus Overturns In Texas

Source: John L. Mone / ABC News

A chartered bus overturned on a busy highway near Dallas on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, authorities said.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschel said the bus was carrying about 30 people when it slid off the busy highway in Irving, just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He said two people were killed in the crash.

Haschel said the bus was traveling north to a casino, likely one in Oklahoma.

The bus rolled into in the center median along State Highway 161. Police and emergency workers were using ladders to get to emergency exits on top of the bus to get to passengers, some of whom were being wheeled on stretchers to ambulances. Medical helicopters also were at the scene.

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