Saturday, October 22, 2016

26 people injured as double decker vehicle smashes into railway bridge with roof ripped off

A double decker bus in north London has smashed into a railway bridge, injuring 26 people.
The incident took place at 4am in Tottenham, with five passengers being taken to hospital with injuries.

Some passengers were trapped on the double decker vehicle, with emergency services having to break them free.
London Fire Brigade was called to the scene at 4.05am, a spokesman said.
Shocking pictures show the vehicle with its roof ripped off after colliding with the bridge.
The extent of the injuries sustained by passengers is not known.
A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: "Two fire engines, a fire rescue unit and 15 firefighters were called to a collision involving a bus and a railway bridge on St Lays Road in Tottenham early this morning.
"Crews helped release three people who were trapped on the upper deck of a double-decker bus.
"Five passengers were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service and 21 people were treated at the scene.
"The Brigade was called at 0405 and the incident was over at 0544.
"Crews from Tottenham and Edmonton fire stations attended the incident along with London Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police and Network Rail."

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