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Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall

London SE1 website team

Five people were injured when part of the historic wall of Lambeth Palace Garden was demolished by an out-of-control bus on Thursday lunchtime.

Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall
Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall
Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall

These pictures show how the bus demolished a section of the garden wall and flattened a lamp post in Lambeth Palace Road.

Lambeth Palace Road was closed to traffic in both directions whilst fire crews and police dealt with the crash.

The bus is a single-deck Mercedes Citaro on route 507 between Waterloo and Victoria. It is operated by Go-Ahead London.

Five people were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

The incident comes just a week before Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Just over a month ago a rubbish truck overturned at the nearby Lambeth Bridge roundabout.

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