UPDATE: Bus carrying Texas students crashes into Alabama ravine

UPDATE: Bus carrying Texas students crashes into Alabama ravine

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UPDATE: 9:11 a.m.

One person is dead after a charter tour bus carrying students on a school trip from Houston, Texas, plunged into a ravine near the Alabama-Florida line.
  
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack confirmed the death Tuesday morning while talking to new reporters.
  
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Major Anthony Lowery said the bus plunged off Interstate 10 into a deep ravine early Tuesday and multiple helicopters responded.
  
WKRG-TV is reporting that 12 to 20 people have been injured, and that officials say the bus was returning to Houston from a school trip.

UPDATE: 8:50 a.m.

A statement from Channelview ISD confirms the bus that crashed into a ravine in Alabama Tuesday morning was carrying band students from Channelview High School. Channelview is a suburb to the east of Houston.

One person is confirmed dead, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff. It is not known if that person was a student. More than 40 people suffered various injuries and up to 20 people are seriously hurt.

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ORIGINAL POST:

Authorities in Alabama say a charter tour bus carrying students on a school trip from Houston, plunged into a ravine, with multiple injuries reported.
 
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office reported said the bus went off Interstate 10 into a deep ravine this morning, and multiple helicopters are responding.
 

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