Friday, 23 June 2017

Four hurt as tourist bus collides with bridge in Paris



A double-decker tourist bus has hit a bridge in the centre of Paris, ripping off part of the roof.
 
Four sightseers aboard the bus are reported to have been hurt - one seriously - when it got jammed in a tunnel beneath the Alexandre III bridge in the heart of the capital.


About 20 passengers were taking the tour when the crash occurred. All have now been rescued.


It was unclear why the driver of the bus entered the tunnel, which only accepts vehicles under 2.70m in height according to local newspaper Le Parisien.
 
 
The company which operates the open-top tourist trips, Big Bus Tours, said traffic in Paris was being redirected as the city shows off its sporting history as part of its candidacy for the 2024 Olympic Games.


Images of the scene show emergency services attending a bus jammed quite a distance into the tunnel beneath the bridge.


Traffic has now been prevented from entering large areas of the city centre.




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