Bus rams into tree in London, 32 injured
At least 32 passengers were injured in a major bus crash on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum here on Friday.
Zee Media Bureau
London: At least 32 passengers were injured in a major bus crash on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum here on Friday.
Reports claim that the upper deck of number 59 double-decker bus, en route to King`s Cross partially collapsed when the speeding bus rammed into a tree in the south London.
Security personals cordoned-off the entire area after the accident and the emergency services freed several passengers from the wreckage. Fire Brigade also reached the accident spot and helped the distressed passengers.
As per the police, two people are still in a critical condition whereas two other victims, a man and a woman, who were trapped on the upper deck in the bus for around two hours, suffered serious leg injuries.
According to the London Ambulance Service, its medical staff treated 32 patients in total, of whom 25 sustained cuts and bruises in the accident. Five suffered more serious injuries, such as head and leg injuries.
The tree became embedded into the front of the bus and emergency services had to use special equipments to access one side of the vehicle, The Independent reported.
The collision was a "particularly nasty" crash and crews worked in "very challenging circumstances" to get the passengers off the bus, said London Fire Brigade Station Manager Clive Robinson, who was at the scene.
The cause of the accident, however, could not be immediately ascertained, said police, adding closed-circuit television footage from inside the bus were being viewed.