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Man lucky to be alive after being trapped under bus in Belfast

By Staff Reporter

A man is recovering in hospital after becoming trapped under a bus in Belfast city centre.

The incident happened in Queen's Square at around 11.20am on Saturday.

The area was still busy following the Belfast Culture Night celebrations the night before.

It is understood he slipped under the Ulsterbus vehicle and became trapped as scores of people looked on in shock.

Emergency services rushed to the scene.

Queen's Square, close to Custom House Square, was closed for a time to traffic while the man was rescued.

He was freed and treated at the scene before being taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

He was in a stable condition last night.

The PSNI said: "We believe the pedestrian involved was running in the area just prior to the incident and was carrying a black travel mug.

"He is described as being around 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build and in his mid-20s.

"At the time of the incident he was wearing dark-coloured bottoms and a white jacket.

"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw the pedestrian prior to the collision, or anyone who has any information that could help with our investigation, to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101."

Translink said an investigation was under way into what happened.

A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident occurred at approximately 11.20am involving an Ulsterbus and a member of the public outside Laganside Buscentre in the Queen's Quay/Custom House Square area of Belfast city centre.

"Emergency services were called to the scene and a member of the public was taken to hospital."

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