A47 through the Fens re-opens after two die in collision between a double decker bus and an HGV

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

The A47 through the Fens re-opened this evening after being closed for much of the day following a crash in which two men died.

Described by a police officer as ‘horrendous’ this was the scene late this afternoon as the wreckage of an earlier fatal accident on the A47 was cleared away.

From what is known a lorry pulled out of its depot at Thorney Toll before colliding with a First X1 Excel service double decker making its way from Peterborough to Wisbech.

The bus driver and a passenger died at the scene – vast numbers of emergency workers helped free casualties, some with broken bones, and others with serious head injuries.

The road has been closed for most of the day.

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Pi

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,A47, Peterborough26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © terry-harris.com

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