London

Passengers escape double decker bus fire

A bus and car on fire
Image caption London Fire Brigade received about 32 calls in 10 minutes, it said

Passengers had to be led to safety when a double decker bus caught fire in south-east London.

London Fire Brigade was called to Pepys Road in New Cross at 08:22 GMT to reports of a bus and car alight, a spokeswoman said.

Transport for London said the driver helped passengers off the 343 bus and no-one was injured.

Resident Jonathan Reid-Edwards said he heard a big bang from his bathroom.

The fire was put out by about 09:20 GMT and the cause is under investigation.

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