Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Bus loses roof in Basingstoke bridge crash

damaged bus Image copyright Kevin Jelley
Image caption The two passengers on the bus were not injured

The roof of a double decker bus has been torn off after it struck a railway bridge in Basingstoke.

Police were called to reports the Stagecoach bus had hit the bridge at Chapel Hill, near the train station, shortly before 14:00 BST.

Two people were on board the bus at the time, but were not injured.

Chapel Hill has been reopened. Network Rail said train services between Basingstoke and London, which use the bridge, had not been affected.

Image copyright Mark Kelly
Image caption The roof was completely torn off in the crash

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