London bus crash: Two trapped as double decker smashes into shop

London bus crash: Two trapped as double decker smashes into shop
By Emma Beswick
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A double-decker bus has crashed into a building on Lavender Hill, south London, trapping two passengers and injuring a number of others.

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A double-decker bus today (August 10) crashed into a building on Lavender Hill, south London, trapping two passengers and injuring a number of others, British police said.

Two women were trapped on the top deck of the bus and the London Fire Brigade used an aerial ladder to bring them to safety.

The team posted photographs of the response effort on Twitter.

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped on the upper deck of the bus in #Batterseahttps://t.co/CUpL3FLuyVpic.twitter.com/jq9CHc6Pn2

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) 10 août 2017

#Battersea bus update: Crews working with Ldn_Ambulance</a> have brought two people trapped on the top deck to safety <a href="https://t.co/CUpL3FtTal">https://t.co/CUpL3FtTal</a> <a href="https://t.co/Hs6m7TIkLP">pic.twitter.com/Hs6m7TIkLP</a></p>— London Fire Brigade (LondonFire) 10 août 2017

Nine people were treated for minor injuries and the driver was taken to a south London hospital, police said in a statement.

Transport for London confirmed that the incident involved a route 77 double-decker bus and that an investigation is already underway.

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