Ten injured as replacement bus hits Essex rail bridge

image captionThe train service replacement coach was carrying 41 people when it hit the bridge

Ten people were injured when a train service replacement coach hit a railway bridge in Essex.

The crash happened on Station Road in Manningtree at about 1800 GMT on Sunday. One man who was trapped in the bus had to be cut free by fire crews.

Other passengers suffered minor injuries and all 10 were taken to Colchester General Hospital.

National Express East Anglia said train services were running normally and they would carry out an investigation.

There were 41 people on board the 51-seat coach when it crashed. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass.

The railway line was closed while the emergency services dealt with the crash.

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