Scotland Yard has declined to comment on reports of a mysterious eavesdropping spyplane circling London.
A last minute shift change meant 24-year-old Natasha Ottley was out when the 174 double decker crashed into the wall of her home.
The East London borough has been in the spotlight since Rahman's re-election amid allegations of voter intimidation and fraud.
#LivSt-following an evacuation due to a fire alarm sounding, the station has reopened. KM
#LivSt-has reopened. Trains services are running, but some may be cancelled or have calling patterns altered as a result. KM
All kicking off at Liverpool street station. Everyone asked to evacuate the building. Possibly a bomb scare? http://t.co/09hmfQboBZ
Speaking to the Evening Standard a neighbour said:
The driver was in a deep state of shock he was really upset. He said he had turned the ignition off and put the handbrake on and had got off and was talking to another driver when the bus started moving.
My two 14-year-old twin daughters were walking just up to that house that was hit another few moments and they could have been killed - it was a lucky escape.