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A double-decker bus mounted the pavement and smashed into a building leaving a number of people injured in east London today.   

Police were called at around 8.20am to Selwyn Avenue in Highams Park where the vehicle had collided with the building. 

Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were treating a number of patients at the scene.

A spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 8.19am to reports of an incident involving a bus on The Broadway, Highams Park.

Paramedics are treating a 'number' of people after a bus collided with a building in north-east London, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said

Paramedics are treating a 'number' of people after a bus collided with a building in north-east London, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said

Paramedics are treating a ‘number’ of people after a bus collided with a building in north-east London, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said

Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were treating a number of patients at the scene

Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were treating a number of patients at the scene

Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were treating a number of patients at the scene

Emergency services at the scene on The Broadway in Highams Park, east London, where a number of people are being treated by paramedics

Emergency services at the scene on The Broadway in Highams Park, east London, where a number of people are being treated by paramedics

Emergency services at the scene on The Broadway in Highams Park, east London, where a number of people are being treated by paramedics

A number of people are being treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service after a bus collided with a building

A number of people are being treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service after a bus collided with a building

A number of people are being treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service after a bus collided with a building

‘We sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, paramedics in fast response cars, incident response officers and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). 

‘We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

‘The incident is ongoing and we are working with our emergency service colleagues.’

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘At approximately 8.20am on Tuesday January 25 police were called to reports of a bus in collision with a shop in Selwyn Avenue, E4.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service are on scene.

‘A number of people have reported suffering injuries and are being treated at the scene.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the 'terrible' incident

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the 'terrible' incident

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the ‘terrible’ incident

Police were called at around 8.20am to Highams Park where a double decker bus had collided with the building (pictured: The Broadway, Highams Park)

Police were called at around 8.20am to Highams Park where a double decker bus had collided with the building (pictured: The Broadway, Highams Park)

Police were called at around 8.20am to Highams Park where a double decker bus had collided with the building (pictured: The Broadway, Highams Park) 

‘Road closures remain in place around the junction of Selwyn Avenue and Winchester Road.

‘Inquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.’

The LAS said on Twitter: ‘We are on-scene and are treating a number of patients at an incident on The Broadway in Highams Park, E4, where a bus has collided with a building. 

‘Crews are working closely with partner agencies and we will share more information when we can.’ 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the ‘terrible’ incident.

He tweeted: ‘I’ve received reports this morning of a bus crashing into a building in Highams Park in Waltham Forest. Emergency services are currently on the scene-we will share more information as soon as we have it. My thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible incident.’

Source: dailymail

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