VIDEO | A bus crashed into a shop in London, injuring 19 people, including children
A bus has crashed into a two-storey store in east London, with 19 people seeking medical help. The driver was also injured and the firefighters had to release him from the seat with the help of special equipment.
A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said five people had been taken to hospital - two adults and three children, Sky News reported.
The bus hit the building where the electrical substation was located this morning at around 8:20 am on Selvin Avenue. Ambulances arrived at the scene to provide first aid to the injured as soon as possible.
Hayhams Park School said some of their students were on the bus at the time of the crash.
"All injured students received medical assistance. We contacted the parents of all injured students. We are working with the ambulance and our staff is at the scene of the accident. "We will inform the parents about any further development," the school said on Twitter.
The owner of the local café, who helped rescue the passengers, said several students were among the injured who were "scared and crying".
"Several children were on the floor. We were trying to get the children out, and they were in a panic. I told the driver to get out, but he said, "I can not, I'm stuck," said Eric Garip, 38.
"I tried to calm them down, but it was a big shock for them. We went upstairs and told the children to get out, but one remained on the stairs, so we took it out. "Everyone was scared and crying," he added. .
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.