London: Double-decker roof slices off as bus hits railway bridge, 26 hurt
Transport for London (TfL) said the double-decker bus that crashed into a railway bridge in London had been privately hired, and was not operated by TfL.world Updated: Oct 22, 2016 18:53 IST
Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday morning when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London, slicing its roof off, the fire brigade said.
Three people who were trapped on the top deck had to be freed and five were taken to hospital after the pre-dawn collision in Tottenham, North London.
“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,” the brigade said in a statement.
A bus has crashed into a bridge on St Loys Road Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/hlwcw4Pn4A— Tony Hardiman (@TonyHardiman1) October 22, 2016
Pictures of the bus crash in st loys road Tottenham n17 pic.twitter.com/wIsNHPf8iW— Tony Hardiman (@TonyHardiman1) October 22, 2016
Police said they were investigating the incident and that none of the injured was in a life-threatening condition.
Transport for London (TfL) said the bus had been privately hired, and was not operated by TfL but a spokesperson was unable to comment on media reports that the bus was being operated by an events and entertainment company.