Tuesday 20 May 2008 11.39am
A double-decker bus collided with a tree near Tower Bridge in central London today, killing one woman and injuring nine.
The incident happened at 9.23am when a No 188 bus collided with a tree at the junction of Tower Bridge Road
and Tanner Street
. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and nine people were taken to two hospitals in the centre of the capital.
A Metropolitan police spokesman told guardian.co.uk that officers were trying to establish "whether the bus collided with the tree or the tree fell on to the bus. We're just not sure yet."
Tower Bridge Road
, Tanner Street
, Druid Street
and Jamaica Road
have been closed until further notice.