Bus roof ripped off in Edinburgh rail bridge crash

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image captionIt is understood the driver failed to noticed a sign that said 12ft 9in before attempting to drive under the bridge

A double decker bus has had its roof ripped off after crashing into a railway bridge in Edinburgh.

The driver of the Club Class bus is understood to have misjudged the height of the bridge in Roseburn Street, Murrayfield, at about 1420 GMT.

One passenger on the top deck was thrown downstairs when the bus hit the bridge. There were also three passengers sitting downstairs.

Lothian and Borders Police said the road would be closed until 1700 GMT.

The passenger who was sitting upstairs only received minor injuries.

It is understood the passengers were promotional staff. The bus was being driven about the capital as part of a launch following a £60,000 revamp of the bus.

It is understood the female driver failed to noticed a sign that said 12ft 9in before attempting to drive under the bridge.

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