ALABAMA STUDENTS’ CHARTER BUS CATCHES FIRE ON WAY BACK FROM LOUISIANA

The end of a New Orleans trip had some scary moments for some University of Alabama students on Sunday.

The students’ charter bus caught fire on Interstate 59 in Moeselle, Mississippi. First responders said the bus driver ran over an object in the road, and that incident led to the fire.

The driver pulled over and students evacuated before the bus was engulfed in flames. The University issued a statement regarding the situation:

“A private bus chartered by the University of Alabama Sigma Chi fraternity chapter returning from an event in New Orleans caught fire Sunday afternoon in Moselle, Mississippi,” the statement read. “Everyone on board evacuated safely, and there were no injuries. The fraternity contracts with a third-party vendor to book trips and transportation. The bus was chartered through that company. Alternate transportation was arranged, and everyone returned safely to Tuscaloosa as scheduled.”

No one was injured, and the Moeselle Fire Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of the fire.

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