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Two injured in bus crash near Buckingham Palace

London Ambulance Service said two men were treated for minor injuries, including one who was taken to hospital.

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A bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

Two men have been injured as a bus crashed into a lamppost near Buckingham Palace.

The collision happened shortly before 6am on Wednesday around 150 metres from the London landmark.

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The Metropolitan Police attended the scene (Kathryn Younger/PA)

The Metropolitan Police attended the scene (Kathryn Younger/PA)

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The Metropolitan Police attended the scene (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said two men were treated for minor injuries, including one who was taken to hospital.

The crash at the junction of Buckingham Palace Road and Victoria Street severely damaged the front left corner of the double-decker bus, smashing part of its windscreen.

It was operating route 16 and appeared to have almost completed a journey from Cricklewood, north-west London, to Victoria Station.

The bus was run by Metroline for Transport for London.

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