Tour bus hits top of Paris tunnel; 4 injured

Elias Hubbard
June 24, 2017

A TOURIST bus has crashed into a tunnel under a Paris bridge injuring four.

One of the wounded is said to be in a serious condition after the accident under the Alexandre III bridge just after midday on Friday.

Its top-level windshield appeared smashed and what looked like a tent roof was collapsed.

Three other people were slightly injured, including the husband of the British woman and two Chinese nationals, Capt. Estelle Katsanis, a spokeswoman for Paris firefighters, said.

The accident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. local time Friday, was attributed to a detour the bus was forced to take.

However, Big Bus Tours, which offers sightseeing trips around Paris on open-top buses, denied there were any major injuries and promised a thorough probe.

In a statement, the Big Bus tour company says they "Pride themselves on the safety of our operation and will be carrying out an investigation into the incident".

Traffic was off-limits in large areas of the city centre until midnight.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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