Saturday 18 November 2017

Three dead in New York tour bus crash, several others injured

NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The Fire Department of New York said several been hurt, some of them severely, when a city bus and a tour bus collided in the Flushing neighborhood. (NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP)
NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The Fire Department of New York said several been hurt, some of them severely, when a city bus and a tour bus collided in the Flushing neighborhood. (NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP)
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A collision between a city bus and a tour bus in New York City's Queens district has left three people dead and others severely injured.

The New York Police Department said one person died at the scene of the 6.15am (11.15am BST) crash on Monday. Two other people died later in hospital.

More than a dozen others have been injured.

The collision occurred at an intersection in the Flushing area.

One of the buses also hit a building, and firefighters had to extinguish a blaze there.

A photo tweeted by the NYPD's 109th Precinct shows the buses side-by-side facing opposite directions, with the city bus slightly tilted to one side.

A Fire Department photo on Twitter shows firefighters responding outside the building.

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