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Camberwell bus crash: Five hurt as coach hits shop

Bus crash in Denmark Hill
Image caption Officers tended to injured people after the bus crashed into shop in Camberwell

Five people were hurt when a double decker bus crashed into a shop in south London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was called at 2325 BST on Friday when the 468 bus crashed into the shop in Denmark Hill, Camberwell.

Police said the driver and a passenger on the South Croydon-bound bus were taken to hospital.

Up to 30 people were evacuated after the crash, which damaged two floors and ruptured a gas main.

The bus is still at the scene - near the junction of Denmark Hill and Coldharbour Lane - and the A215 remains closed between Champion Park and Camberwell Green.

The three-storey building suffered structural damage, particularly to the ground and first floors.

The gas leak was capped in the early hours of Saturday, LFB said.

Three fire engines and 20 firefighters were at the scene, along with police and paramedics.

London Ambulance Service said it treated three people and police said those taken to hospital did not suffer serious injuries.

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