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Saturday , 23 September 2017
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London: Bus crash

A double-decker bus has crashed into a shop in south London, leaving two women trapped on the top deck.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the women were conscious.

Photos on social media show the vehicle on the pavement having smashed into the front of the Poggen Pohl Kitchen Design Centre in Lavender Hill, causing the shop front to collapse.

The bus driver has been taken to hospital and other casualties are being treated at the scene, police said.

Andrew Matthews, 34, from Wandsworth, was one of about a dozen passengers on the bus.

“I was on the top floor at the back, fortunately,” he said.

“I noticed the bus drifting. I heard a smash and saw the roof of the shop going through [the bus] from the front left. It went to the fourth or fifth row.

“I wedged myself in, bracing myself. As soon as the bus came to a stop there was yelling, screaming.

Solange Morin, 33, who lives nearby, said: “I saw this woman shouting and banging on the glass. Everybody shouted ‘fire, fire’.

“I went on to the bus. I talked to her and was holding her hands.

“She was pinned. I wouldn’t have been able to get her out.

London Ambulance Service said it had treated six people and remained on the scene. An air ambulance has also been sent.

In a statement, the ambulance service said it had sent five ambulance crews, two paramedics and an incident response officer to the scene at about 06:55 BST.

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