Via NY Post:

Ten people, including nine children, died Saturday in a fiery 15-vehicle crash in storm-drenched Butler County, Alabama, according to local authorities.

Cops said the two of the vehicles β€” an SUV carrying a father and daughter and a small bus hauling girls from Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch β€” likely hydroplaned on I-65’s wet roads just before 2:30 p.m. as Tropical Depression Claudette plowed through the region, AL.com reported.

The father and daughter, identified by the county coroner as Cody Fox, 29, and 9-month-old Ariana, were killed, as were eight girls who were traveling in the bus.

Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock said a bystander successfully pulled the bus driver, ranch director Candice Gulley, from the vehicle, but that, β€œIt was too late to get back to [the girls] because the bus was engulfed in fire.

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