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Thames Water confirm Clapham Road to stay shut

Thames Water has said the A3 in Kennington will remain closed over the weekend, after the road was flooded on Thursday.

There's been major disruption after a 30 inch pipe burst, which then caused a damage to a smaller pipe.

On Thursday the Clapham Road in Kennington was flooded Credit: Twitter

Engineers are still working to clear debris and to find out what caused the problem.

Thames Water has thanked the London Fire Brigade for helping to pump out gallons of water and for distributing sandbags to protect residents

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Two still trapped on bus

Scotland Yard said two passengers still remain trapped on the bus and two uniformed police officers who were travelling on the bus, are among the 30 injured.

London Ambulance Service say 6 people are seriously injured.

Emergency services at the scene in Kennington Credit: ITN
The number 59 bus was on the way to Kings Cross Credit: ITN
London Ambulance workers try to free passengers from the top deck of the bus Credit: ITN
Fire crews cut open the side of the bus to reach trapped passengers Credit: ITN
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Two serious leg injuries after London bus crash

Two people have serious leg injuries after the bus crash in Kennington, the London Ambulance Service said.

Press Association reporter James Edgar tweeted:

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London ambulance service say 2 serious leg injuries. 1 adult male, 1 adult female.

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One taken to Kings, one to George's. Both by road supported by air ambulance

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Trapped people removed from London bus after crash

Two people who were trapped on the crashed bus in south London have now been removed, Press Association reporter James Edgar said.

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Crews removing debris from top deck. One person still on bus

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Urgent and thorough investigation into crash

At around 10:50 today a route 59 double deck bus, operated by Arriva, swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck a tree. The incident took place on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum SE1. Our first concern is, of course, for the driver, passengers and others involved in this incident and we can confirm the emergency services are in attendance. There will be a thorough investigation into this incident as a matter of urgency

– Mike Weston, TfL's Director for Buses
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