Double decker bus hits bridge in Paris

A double decker bus carrying twenty people has hit a bridge in central Paris injuring at least four people.

A British woman has been seriously injured when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour to avoid a sports display got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge.

Three other people were slightly injured, including the husband of the British woman and two Chinese nationals, Captain Estelle Katsanis, a spokeswoman for Paris firefighters, said after Friday’s accident.

The British woman, who was taken to a Paris hospital, was on the open upper deck when the double-decker bus struck the top of the tunnel, Katsanis said. Firefighters had to cut away part of the bus to extricate her.

Two dozen passengers were on the bus when the accident occurred, she said.

Dozens of police officers were seen around the bus as it backed out of the tunnel several hours after the accident. Its top-level windshield appeared smashed and what looked like a tent roof was collapsed.

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