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Passengers on a London bus had a lucky escape yesterday when a section of scaffolding collapsed. The number 345 bus was travelling through Peckham at around 11am when the scaffold fell onto it.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but there were no reports of injury. Witness Angelo Edades tweeted: “Congestion around Peckham due to bus bringing down a wall. At the moment the wall is being supported by a bus”.

However a London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We were called at 11.15 to reports of scaffolding which had fallen on to a bus and a wall collapse in Peckham Road.
“A section of scaffolding had collapsed on to a bus and street furniture.”

An investigation has been launched.