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21:50  06 july  2019
21:50  06 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A pleasure boat carrying tourists has smashed into Westminster Bridge this afternoon A pleasure boat full of tourists has crashed into Westminster Bridge on the River Thames today.

Passengers reportedly screamed as the City Cruisers boat ploughed into the bridge at around 4pm.

There have been no reported injuries from the incident near the Houses of Parliament.

Authorities had to ferry passengers off the vessel and the bridge has been closed.

Pictures posted on social media show how the top of the boat hit the underside of the bridge.

It appears the driver was unaware how low the bridge was.

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He made sketches using both pencil and watercolour in two sketchbooks from different vantage points, including from a rented boat , although it is unclear The first painting, exhibited at the British Institution in February 1835, shows the Houses of Parliament from the upstream side of Westminster Bridge .

Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The bridge by the Houses of Parliament has been temporarily closed as police and the fire brigade attended the scene

Pedestrians could be seen crowding on the bridge to take a look at the boat before the bridge was shut off.

The Metropolitan Police said: 'Westminster Bridge is temporarily closed after a boat was involved in a collision with the bottom of the bridge.

'London Fire and the local authority are in attendance. No injuries.

'Thanks for your patience. This incident is not terror related.'

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Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament
Pleasure boat smashes into Westminster Bridge just downstream from the Houses of Parliament


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