Bus crashes into building in south London during morning rush hour

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The police have reported casualties as a result of the crash (Source: @BrendanTheP)

Transport for London has launched an investigation after a double decker bus crashed into a building in Battersea this morning, resulting in casualties.

London Ambulance Service said it had treated six people for injuries and remains on the scene.

Meanwhile, London Fire Brigade said two people who were trapped on the top deck had been rescued and brought to safety.

Tony Akers, TfL's head of bus operations, said: "At around 7am‎ this morning, a route 77 double-decker bus collided with a building in Lavender Hill. The driver and one passenger have been taken to hospital, while a number of passengers were treated at the scene. Our thoughts go to everyone involved.

“Emergency services and our staff remain on the scene and a full investigation is already underway.”

Wandsworth police have advised people to avoid Lavender Hill, where the incident took place, and said surrounding roads have been closed.

Witnesses on Twitter said passengers are stuck on the top deck of the bus.