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Man killed in shop bus crash named.

POLICE yesterday named the man who was killed on Monday when a bus crashed into a betting shop in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester.

Alan Humphries, 60, died when a single-decker Stagecoach bus clipped the corner of The Lodge pub while turning into Lodge Lane from Cheetham Hill Road, mounted the kerb and embedded itself in a William Hill shop, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service told the Manchester Evening News.

Humphries, from Lodge Close in Dukinfield, has so far been the only reported casualty of the incident.

"We do not believe that anyone else is involved and we are attempting to stabilise the building," the fire service spokesman added.

"Search dogs were sent in to locate the body. The building has a basement and we had to make it safe due to the weight of the bus. It is too early to establish just what has happened."

While all William Hill staff were yesterday accounted for, a spokesman for the firm said: "It's terribly, terribly sad and our thoughts go out to Mr Humphries's grieving family."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2009
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