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US News Double decker bus crashes and overturns into a field in Devon as police declare major incident

14:25  05 october  2019
14:25  05 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Bus overturns Bus overturns Police have declared a major incident today after a double decker bus overturned.

The incident is believed to have happened just before 11am on the A385 between Totnes and Paignton in Devon.

It is as yet unclear how many people have been hurt.

Traffic website Inrix said: 'A385 Totnes Road closed in both directions.

'Slow traffic due to overturned double decker bus between Southfield (Paignton) and Saxon Meadow (Totnes).'

DCC Paul Netherton tweeted: 'Major incident declared in South Devon following a major traffic incident - all emergency services working together to respond.'

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: 'We have just been informed of a major incident following a collision involving a double-decker bus on the A385 between Totnes and Paignton, near to Lombcrombe Cross. 

'Details are still emerging, in the meantime can we please avoid the area.

Closures are expected to remain.

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