Bus with dozens on board tips over on Texas highway; At least 2 dead

IRVING, Texas - At least two people died and dozens of others were injured when a bus crashed on a Texas highway Thursday morning.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschel says the bus was on its way to a casino when it slid off the George Bush Turnpike Thursday morning in Irving, just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Thirty-six others were transported to area hospitals, NBC 5 in Dallas reported. The two people who passed away were pronounced dead on the scene.

Emergency workers were using emergency exits on top of the bus to pull passengers from the vehicle.

On live video on the station's website, witnesses described a horrific scene moments after the crash, including "blood everywhere."

"We're coming down the highway, we see the bus just tipped over on its side," one witness said. "There were a lot of people who were pinned, trapped."

The bus belongs to Cardinal Coach Line based in Mansfield, just south of the Dallas area.

This is a developing story. Stick with 41 Action News and KSHB.com for updates as they become available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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