Transit, tour buses collide in New York City, three dead

September 18, 2017 16:40
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Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens then slammed into a restaurant, fire officials said.

Passengers were pulled from the wreckage by firefighters after the city bus collided with a Dahlia charter bus shortly after 6 a.m. EDT, according to the New York City Fire Department.

Seven people were in critical condition and at least 10 others were stable after being taken to area hospitals, according to Michael Fitton of the New York City Fire Department. The cause of the collision was not immediately known, said Chief Elton Mohammed of the New York City Police Department.

Photos posted online by the fire department showed the two buses slammed into a Kennedy Fried Chicken restaurant in the Flushing section of Queens. Officials said firefighters extinguished a small fire that began after the crash.

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