Girl, 12, dies after being hit by double-decker bus

A 12-year-old girl has died after being hit by a double-decker bus in London.

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Gubyon Avenue, Herne Hill, having been struck by the bus, operating route 68, at 1845 GMT on Thursday.

The family of the girl, who has yet to be formally identified, has been informed of her death.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman appealed for information from anyone who may have seen the incident, or the movements of the bus or girl.

The driver of the bus was treated by ambulance crews at the scene, but did not need to be taken to hospital.

Herne Hill was closed for several hours while police investigated the scene of the collision.

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