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Last updated: 22/01/2018, 5:36 PM

High winds cause tree to fall onto bus near Waterloo

06/06/2017 15:01
Southwark
Rescue

Firefighters were called to Concert Hall Approach, close to Waterloo station, this afternoon after high winds caused a tree to fall onto a bus and parked car.

A 10-metre long branch from the tree damaged a parked car and landed partially on the roof of the bus. Thankfully nobody was injured.

Crews put cordons in place, made the area safe and ensured all persons in the area were unharmed. The tree will now be removed by the council.

The Brigade was called at 1501 and the incident was over for firefighters at 1547. Two fire engines and a fire rescue unit attended the scene.

Fire chiefs have issued the following advice to help people stay safe during high winds.

  • Clear gardens, balconies, and window sills of anything that could be blown away.
  • Take extra care if you venture outside. 
  • If you have a power cut, be very careful if you use candles.