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Winchester school bus horror: Children injured as 'roof sheared off' in bridge crash

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The roof of the bus was said to be “sheared completely off” in the horror crash in Well House Lane at 8.12am this morning. A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews from Winchester, Eastleigh, Andover, Redbridge and Basingstoke were mobilised at 08:12 this morning to Well House Lane in Winchester.”

Winchester City Councillor Jane Rutter posted Twitter: “Just had a report that a double decker bus has managed to lodge itself under the railway bridge in Wellhouse Lane, Headbourne Worthy. Emergency services have been called. Please avoid if possible.”

Johnny Greenwood, deputy editor at BBC News, tweeted: “A number of children have been taken to hospital with injuries after a school bus hit a railway bridge in #Winchester.

“The roof of the bus was sheared completely off in the incident – told none of the injuries are life threatening though some are serious.”

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