Transcript for Bus catches on fire with students onboard
Next tonight here, the scare on the highway in Mississippi. A charter bus exploding in flames, carrying students from the university of Alabama. The driver says he hit something on the road just beforehand. Here's ABC's erielle reshef. Reporter: Tonight, that terrifying close call. These university of Alabama students narrowly escaping this burning charter bus. At first it was white smoke, then it was more explosions and just black smoke just rolling out of it. Reporter: You can see deep Orange flames and thick black smoke shooting into the air. 29 passengers scrambling to grab their belongings and get out of harm's way. Then, an explosion. Five minutes later, we hear the big bang and everyone starts walking backwards as quickly as they can to just get away. Reporter: The bus carrying the students from a fraternity formal in New Orleans, back to school in Tuscaloosa when authorities say an unknown object suddenly fell from an 18-wheeler, puncturing the back tire of the bus. David, part of the interstate was closed down for about an hour as crews cleared the scene. Everyone made it off the bus safely. David? Erielle, thank you. And when we come back
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