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Doubledecker bus crash injures 31

Published 15/08/2011 | 05:00

The scene
of the
accident
in which
a bus
overturned
near the
Central
Station in
Belfast
yesterday
The scene of the accident in which a bus overturned near the Central Station in Belfast yesterday

Thirty-one people, including the driver, were injured when a doubledecker bus mounted a footpath and overturned yesterday.

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A pregnant woman, a baby and several children were among the 30 passengers who were flung from their seats among shards of glass as the bus overturned and smashed on to the road yesterday.

The bus driver had to be cut from the vehicle and he is believed to be the most seriously injured.

An investigation is under way into the crash, which took place near Belfast's Central Station.

The bus bumped the kerb before hitting a wall and struck the wall of the Albert Bridge.

Emergency services launched major incident procedures and passengers were whisked to emergency units at the Royal, Belfast City and Mater hospitals. Most passengers suffered cuts, bruises and sprains.

A spokesman for the Trans-link bus firm said the driver was "quite badly affected".

Irish Independent

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