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Eight injured as double-decker hits overhead walkway at hospital

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The incident occurred at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

The exterior of The Royal Victoria Building at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital

Eight people have been injured when a double-decker bus crashed into an overhead walkway at an Edinburgh hospital.

Emergency services were called to the scene at the Western General Hospital at around 3.30pm on Sunday.

Pictures on social media showed almost all of the bus roof torn off.

An ambulance outside an entrance to a hospital accident and emergency department
(Rui Vieira/PA)

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said eight people were treated by paramedics but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.38pm on Sunday to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South.

“Three appliances were immediately mobilised to the scene by Operations Control alongside a heavy rescue unit.

“Firefighters discovered upon arrival that the double-decker bus had collided with an overhead walkway.

“A total of eight casualties were transferred to the care of waiting ambulance crew.

“Firefighters are presently working to make the scene safe.”

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