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Jackson State baseball bus burns en route to game

1 year ago May 05, 2014 May 5, 2014 Monday, May 05 2014 Monday, May 05, 2014 3:09:03 PM EDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press

MIDFIELD, Ala. - A Jackson State University bus on its way to a baseball game caught fire Monday, destroying the bus but injuring none of the people on board according to the university.

A statement from JSU said the bus was taking the baseball team to a game at Savannah State University scheduled for May 6. That game was cancelled, and instead the team will head back to Jackson.

Alabama state troopers are investigating, and there's no word yet on what could have started the fire.

JSU officials said they were still in the process of notifying all the parents of the students who were on the bus.

"We are relieved that everyone is safe. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers," said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. "The university will conduct its own exhaustive investigation into this unfortunate incident."

IMAGE: WAPT-TV

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