london bus crash
Horrific images shows how the tree went through the bus. @princeofstrood

A bus in south London has crashed into a tree, leaving the front of the vehicle crumpled and several people injured.

Emergency services are currently at the scene in Kennington after the bus hit a tree.

Images of the crash show how the tree went through the bus. It is thought the driver had swerved to avoid an emergency vehicle.

It is unclear how many people have been injured or if there have been any fatalities. Two people are currently trapped inside the bus.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said:"Firefighters are attending a double decker bus that's crashed into a tree on Kennington Road, Kennington.

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Ariel shot shows damage to bus and emergency services at scene. Sky News

"Around a dozen people are believed to have been injured and firefighters are working to release two people who are believed to be trapped.

"Four fire engines are on the scene from Soho, Westminster, and Lambeth fire stations. London Ambulance Service, the air ambulance, and the Metropolitan police are also at the scene.

"Our priority is to release those who are trapped."

A London Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We were called at 10.50am to reports of a road traffic accident involving a bus and a tree. We have a number of staff at the scene. A single vehicle responded, an ambulance and a London air ambulance remain at the scene."