Scaffolding collapses on double decker bus in busy London high street

Firefighters said it was a 'miracle' no one was hurt in Peckham

Lizzie Dearden
Monday 02 March 2015 14:07 GMT
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Firefighters said it was a 'miracle' no one was hurt when the scaffolding collapsed in Peckham
Firefighters said it was a 'miracle' no one was hurt when the scaffolding collapsed in Peckham (London Fire Brigade)

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A tower of scaffolding collapsed in a busy London high street today, smashing into the side of a double decker bus.

Firefighters hailed a “miracle” when no one was injured by the falling metal poles on Monday morning.

The scaffolding, in Peckham Road, was left propped up on the side of the 345 bus, which had been on its way from Peckham, south-east London, to Kensington.

Firefighters said it was a 'miracle' no one was hurt when the scaffolding collapsed in Peckham. Picture: London Fire Brigade
Firefighters said it was a 'miracle' no one was hurt when the scaffolding collapsed in Peckham. Picture: London Fire Brigade (LFB)

Authorities are investigating what caused the structure to collapse at around 11.15am. Blustery winds of 20mph had been forecast for the capital through the morning.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said the scene has now been made safe.

Peckham Road was closed after the incident but has since reopened, although Transport for London warned of congestion as a lane of the road remains shut.

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