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Bus passengers hurt after roof ripped off in bridge crash

Seventeen people were hurt when a bus collided with a bridge in Rochdale.

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Passengers injured after bus roof ripped off in bridge crash

People look on as the rescue operation takes place. Credit: Shahid Sardar

Bus passengers are feared injured after the roof of a double-decker was torn off as it drove under a railway bridge in Rochdale.

Up to 25 people were on board when the crash happened on Milkstone Road at just before 12.30pm.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that a man and woman have sustained "serious" facial injuries and others have been injured.

Police, ambulance and fire crews remain at the scene. Credit: Shahid Sardar

Fire and ambulance crews were also called to the scene.

The roof of the bus completely came off and quite a few people have been injured.

Everybody is off the bus now and ambulance and fire crews are at the scene.

– Greater Manchester Police
Milkstone Road in Rochdale.

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