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Eight killed and 43 injured after a bus rolls over on Texas highway

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Eight killed and 43 injured after a bus rolls over on Texas highway

Eight people have been killed and 43 others were injured after a bus rolled over on a highway in Texas.

The bus, which was travelling near the state's border with Mexico, was headed to a casino in the town of Eagle Pass.

Seven people died at the scene while one other died at the hospital, Webb County spokesman Larry Sanchez said.

The bus had been travelling from the Rio Grande Valley in the state's southern tip, when it rolled over.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to investigate the roll over.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Conrad Hein reported that it was raining at the time of the accident but the cause of the crash was still unknown, according to NBC News.

The accident happened 55km north of the border city of Laredo.

In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his wife extended their "deepest condolences" to those affected by the accident.