Kennington Road bus crash: aerial footage of scene

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Aerial footage shows emergency crews attending the scene of a bus crash on the Kennington Road in London in which a dozen people are believed to have been injured.

Police, ambulance and fire crews are on the scene of a bus crash in Kennington Road, south London in which a number of people have been injured, a police sergeant at the scene has confirmed.

A man with a bloodied head was seen being put on to an ambulance and emergency crews were using a cherry picker to gain access to the back of the bus.

When asked how many people had been hurt, a police sergeant said "a lot". It is not known if anyone has died.

The front of the bus, a number 59 heading to King's Cross, was crumpled against a tree near the Ship pub on Kennington Road.

Fire crews used ladders to remove people and seats from the top of the back of the bus.

Two people are believed to be trapped and around a dozen injured, London Fire Brigade said.

A spokesman said: "Firefighters are attending a double decker bus that's crashed into a tree on Kennington Road, Kennington.

"Around a dozen people are believed to have been injured and firefighters are working to release two people who are believed to be trapped.

"Four fire engines are on the scene from Soho, Westminster, and Lambeth fire stations. London Ambulance Service, the air ambulance, and the Metropolitan police are also at the scene."

One witness said the bus swerved to avoid an emergency vehicle before hitting the tree.



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