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Saturday, 05 October 2019 15:15

Members mobilised following double decker bus crash

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A major incident declared

Earlier today a major incident was declared by the emergency services following a Stagecoach double-decker bus coming off the road between Paignton and Totnes and landing on its side. It was reported that the bus was carrying around 20 passengers.

Stage coach double-decker bus comes off the road and lands on its side.
Picture courtesy of Devonlive
Team members were mobilised to assist with the establishment of a radio network to ease the receipt of casualties at Torbay Hospital.
Hospitals around the region received casualties from the crash transported via 4 air ambulances and multiple ambulances. Fortunately, no fatalities have been initially reported but a few of the passengers have been reported as having 'serious injuries.'
5 team members responded to the call for assistance and were stood down around 2:30 pm.
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