Casualties as double-decker bus hits railway bridge in London

Three people who were trapped on the top deck

Casualties as double-decker bus hits railway bridge in London

Image via @LondonFire on Twitter

Five passengers have been taken to hospital after a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London.

Three people who were trapped on the top deck of the vehicle were freed by fire crews.

Pictures appeared to show the roof of the bus had been torn off.

A total of 21 people were treated at the scene and five were taken to hospital.

Some 15 firefighters, two fire engines and a rescue unit attended the incident in Tottenham early this morning.

London Fire Brigade said it was called shortly after 4.00am and the incident was over by around 5.45am.

It said: "Crews from Tottenham and Edmonton fire stations attended the incident along with London Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police and Network Rail."