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Double decker ploughs into shop as driver ‘blacks out’

Aftermath: The No.77 bus is examined after yesterday’s accident PICTURE: AFP

TWO passengers were cut free from the top deck of a bus by firefighters after it careered into a shop.

Ten people were injured and three — including the driver — were taken to hospital in south-west London shortly before 7am yesterday.

Screaming passengers fled as smoke emerged from the bus after it crashed into the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Centre, Lavender Hill.

Shock: The bus smashed into the glass frontage of a kitchen shop

The driver of the No.77 travelling towards Waterloo reportedly told a passenger he had blacked out.

Nurse Amy Mullineux, 40, was on the bottom deck and went upstairs to help. ‘There was a lady up there. She was crushed to about her waist. I couldn’t see her legs. I was trying to calm her down. And then someone said there is a fire on the bus, and pulled me downstairs.’

Witnesses reported a ‘massive explosion’ when the crash happened.