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    New York: a collision between two buses leaves 80 injured in the middle of Manhattan

    A double-decker tourist bus rammed into a second city-operated bus on Thursday night on First Avenue.

    Dozens of injured but, fortunately, no vital prognosis is engaged. Two buses, including one full of tourists, collided Thursday evening in the New York borough of Manhattan, injuring more than 80 including 18 hospitalized, according to firefighters.

    The accident happened around 7 p.m. (1 a.m. Friday French time) on First Avenue near Gramercy Park, said New York Fire Deputy Chief Kevin Murphy.

    Footage posted by firefighters on Twitter shows an open-top, double-decker tourist bus crashing into the back of another city-operated bus.

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    “Both buses appeared to be full,” said Paul Hopper, an assistant chief of the fire department’s emergency medical service. “We transported 18 patients” to the hospital, he added.

    Cuts and a few broken bones

    The other 63 passengers in the two vehicles were taken care of by medical personnel at the scene, said Paul Hopper. “A lot of injuries are just cuts, bruises, scratches, a few suspected broken bones, a few head and neck injuries as well,” he further detailed. The nationality of the injured was not immediately known.

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    Firefighters had to use ropes and ladders to extract the passengers from the double-decker bus because one of its doors was damaged, according to Kevin Murphy, who declined to comment on the cause of the collision.

    According to a source from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the authority responsible for public transport in New York, and cited by the New York Post, the driver of the double-decker bus reportedly ran a red light before colliding with the second bus.

    Source: BFM TV

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