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Major incident declared after double-decker bus crashes

A crash in Devon involving a double-decker bus has been declared a major incident by the emergency services.

The vehicle overturned on the A325 near Longcombe Cross, between Totnes and Paignton at around 11am on Saturday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said one person has sustained serious injuries and more than a dozen others have also been hurt.

The road has been closed and traffic has been advised to avoid the area for some time.

The force said in a statement: "The South West Ambulance Service have declared this a major incident and therefore have sent considerable resources to the scene, including a number of ambulances, patient transport vehicle and the air ambulance for support.

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"Police and Fire are also at the scene offering assistance."

Image: The bus appears to have gone through a hedge and ended up on its side. Pic: DSFRS

Police advised people in the area to check local media and the force's traffic watch website for detailed information about road closures.

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Pictures from the scene showed the Stagecoach Gold vehicle, which appeared to have been travelling to Plymouth via Totnes, lying on its side.

A witness told the DevonLive website: "Very bad accident outside Totnes.

"There are many people with very severe injuries. Maybe 20 with some trapped.

"I was passing and stopped to helpRead More – Source

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