"Hurry. There's a whole bunch," one frantic caller said in one 911 call, the audio obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act. "One kid's leg almost tore off. One kid's not breathing."
"The train fell off the bridge, and there were a bunch of little kids on it," another caller said, screams filling the background. "It's a bloody mess," said another.
The callers reported chaotic scenes from a park in Spartanburg in the state's northwest, where a nearly 60-year-old train derailed Saturday and toppled off a bridge, killing 6-year-old passenger Benji Easler.