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Passengers stable after bus crash

The C3 bus toppled over
About 30 passengers were on board the bus

Two passengers seriously injured when a double-decker bus crashed on to its side in south London are in a stable condition in hospital.

The pair were among three people seriously hurt when the bus toppled over after colliding with a lorry carrying rail tracks in Clapham.

The 48-year-old lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and later released on bail.

Fire crews had to cut passengers out of the bus after the crash on Wednesday.

The two passengers - a 27-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man - were taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London.

The 45-year-old driver of the route C3 bus was the other person seriously hurt. He was taken to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but has since been released, London Ambulance Service said.

Another 14 people were treated for minor injuries.

About 30 passengers were on the bus when it crashed at the junction of Plough Road and St John's Hill at 0830 GMT on Wednesday. The road has now been re-opened.

Eyewitnesses said the sections of railway track were protruding over the front of the lorry as it emerged from a junction on to the main road.

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