Five hurt as bus roof ripped off

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Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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Two people were taken to hospital after a London bus had its roof ripped off.

Pictures on Twitter showed a double decker with upper-floor seats and handrails visible in Kingsway in the Holborn area of the capital.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We treated five patients. We treated two patients for facial injuries, they were taken to St Thomas’s Hospital.

“We treated two patients for minor injuries, they were not taken to hospital. We treated another patient for a knee injury. This patient was discharged at the scene.”

Ethan Meade posted pictures of the damage, writing: “R oof off the 91 bus just ripped off on Kingsway, next to #LSE.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said passengers and a motorist had been hurt, adding: “Enquiries are under way to ascertain the circumstances of the collision.”

London School of Economics (LSE) student Mr Meade said he turned around when he heard a crash.

He said: “I saw the roof fall down off the side of the bus, and the glass shatter everywhere. The passengers seemed to be sitting there pretty stunned as you’d expect. Police seemed to handle it very well.”

Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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