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Man dies in bus plunge.

A MAN was killed and more than 60 people were injured when a double-decker bus returning from a trip to Alton Towers plunged from a bridge.

The vehicle, carrying farm workers from Peterborough, fell 45ft from the span over the River Churner after a collision with a car in torrential rain.

It ended up on its side in a garden, a mile and a half from the theme park.

Ten ambulances, two air ambulances, five rapid response vehicles and five fire engines were sent the scene.

Two people were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries and seven were taken by road.

Nine people with minor injuries were also taken to hospital and 44 were treated at a medical centre.

Bradley Ford, who lives at the nearby Alton Bridge Hotel, said he had helped with casualties.

He said: "I heard a massive crash. When I got to the scene there was a bus overturned - it looked like it had ploughed into a car."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 19, 2008
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