Manchester

Transpeak bus loses roof after hitting Stockport bridge

A double-decker bus has had its roof ripped off after going under a bridge in Greater Manchester.

The Transpeak bus hit the bridge on George's Road in Heaton Norris, Stockport at about 13:40 BST.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said there were 10 passengers on board at the time of the crash.

He said six had been taken to hospital, with one man suffering a "deep cut to his head and the others [receiving] treatment for cuts and bruises".

The bus driver was not injured in the incident, which saw two fire engines, three ambulances and a number of police vehicles called to the bridge.

Sgt Danny Byrne said it was "only by sheer luck that no-one was seriously injured".

High Peak Buses, which runs the bus service, declined to comment on the incident.

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