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Tree smashes on to double-decker bus in Poole

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Image caption The tree came down in strong winds on Ringwood Road in Poole

Passengers and a bus driver had a lucky escape when a tree fell on to a double-decker bus in strong winds in Poole.

Dorset Police said the tree crashed through the front of the upper deck of the vehicle while it travelled along Ringwood Road shortly before 12:00 GMT.

Morebus said five passengers and the driver were on board at the time but no-one was injured.

Ringwood Road was closed to traffic while the bus was recovered and the tree removed.

Image caption The road was closed while engineers dealt with the bus

A hairdresser working at a nearby salon said she heard a “massive bang”.

“We looked outside and it looked like the tree just collapsed on to the bus so I just called 999,” Katie Seal said.

“It’s a busy road so there was lots of people about.”

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said two crews attended but were not required as no-one was trapped.

Storm Erik brought strong winds to parts of the country on Friday and more rain and unsettled weather is expected through the weekend.

Image caption More strong winds are expected over the weekend

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