Four people who were killed when a charter tour bus was hit by a train at Main Street will be remembered Sunday at a candlelight vigil.
A group of tourists who came to the Coast from Bastrop, Texas, for a week-long trip that included visits to area casinos was hit by a CSX freight train Tuesday after the bus got stuck on the tracks at Main Street.
The candlelight vigil will be at Doris L. Busch Park in Biloxi, not far from where the four, who were part of a senior citizens group, were killed Tuesday.
According to a post on the city of Biloxi’s website, a vigil has been planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday for those who died or were injured in the accident.
It is being organized by Coast resident Jerome Harrison, who said he will have at least 300 candles on hand for the service, which will offer prayers and singing.
Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich suggested Busch Park, which is on Esters Boulevard, for the vigil.
“It’s important that we come together to process what we have come through as a community,” Gilich said in a press release. “It’s important that we pray for those who perished and for those who were injured, and that we pray for the many families that were impacted by this.”