The roof of a double decker bus carrying overseas students was sliced off while going under a railway bridge in Bournemouth.
Two 13-year old girls received minor injuries as the roof came off when the unmarked bus travelled under the bridge at Clingan Road shortly before 08:30 BST.
BBC Reporter Emily Hudson described “a mangled wreckage” under the bridge.
Rail services between Bournemouth and Brockenhurst have been suspended.
At the scene: BBC Radio Solent reporter Emily Hudson
The bus kept going at least 30 metres before coming to a halt and is now surrounded by a large cordon.
The complete top of the bus has come off, with the wreckage lying in the road.
It appears the children had the sense to duck – it is a miracle no-one was more seriously hurt.
A lot of children saw what happened and there are a lot of distressed faces in the playground.
The bus was carrying overseas students from an English language school in the town.
They were taken into a nearby junior school where they were given first aid by staff.
A South Western Ambulance spokesman said one girl was treated for a hand injury and another suffered minor head and facial injuries.
Road closures are in place and rail engineers are assessing the bridge.
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