Barge crashes into river boat on the River Thames

A big rescue operation in underway on the River Thames after a collision between a river bus and a barge.

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Six patients treated for 'range of minor injuries'

We treated six patients at the scene for a range of minor injuries.

We treated a teenage boy for a graze to his leg and another boy for shock.

We also treated two women for neck pain, one reported to be in her seventies and one reported to be in her thirties.

We treated another woman, reported to be in her fifties, for knee pain.

No patients were taken to hospital.

– Christine Masson, London Ambulance Service

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Six people injured after barge crashes into river boat

Today at 14:25 the Millennium Time - part of City Cruises sightseeing fleet - made contact with a commercial vessel while sailing by Coin Street on the River Thames. Six minor injuries have been reported and are being treated by paramedics who were called immediately to the scene, none of whom were hospitalised.

All other passengers were guided off the boat promptly by City Cruises, who continue to do everything they can to support the authorities and those involved in the incident. Investigations are on-going and more information will follow pending its conclusion. The Millennium Time will return to Cherry Garden Pier for repair and all other City Cruises services are running as usual.

– City Cruises statement

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RNLI crew helping passengers get on board rescue boat

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Crew from @towerrnli are currently helping passengers aboard a boat involved in a collision half an hour ago. @rnli http://t.co/XmlEVLZDoN

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Part of City Cruises boat damaged by impact of crash

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