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One of the city's iconic red double-decker buses crashes into a tree, injuring 32 people.
Dozens of people were injured when one of London’s iconic red double-decker buses crashed into a tree on Friday.
Thirty-two people were hurt, including two uniformed police officers who were travelling on the bus at the time of the accident.
Seven people had serious injuries. All of the injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.
We treated 32 patients at the Kennington bus crash - 25 patients with minor injuries, 5 with more serious & 2 with very serious leg injuries
— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) December 20, 2013
Fire fighters, ambulance officers and police attended the accident scene.
Emergency workers had to cut through the bodywork of the bus to free some of the passengers trapped inside the mangled wreckage.
Firefighters using cutting gear have now freed the final two casualties from the top deck of the crashed bus in Kennington.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) December 20, 2013
The accident comes less than 24 hours after a section of the ceiling of the historic Apollo Theatre in London’s West End collapsed, injuring at least 76 people.
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