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Tour bus involved in fatal New York collision


The scene of the crash in Queens (NYPD/AP)

The scene of the crash in Queens (NYPD/AP)

The scene of the crash in Queens (NYPD/AP)

A collision between a city bus and a tour bus in New York City's Queens district has left three people dead and others severely injured.

The New York Police Department said one person died at the scene of the 6.15am (11.15am BST) crash on Monday. Two other people died later in hospital.

More than a dozen others have been injured.

The collision occurred at an intersection in the Flushing area.

One of the buses also hit a building, and firefighters had to extinguish a blaze there.

A photo tweeted by the NYPD's 109th Precinct shows the buses side-by-side facing opposite directions, with the city bus slightly tilted to one side.

A Fire Department photo on Twitter shows firefighters responding outside the building.

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