Boy and Woman Dead in Supermarket Bus Crash
Londonbdnews24: Two people, including an eight-year-old boy, have died after a double-decker bus crashed into a supermarket in Coventry's city centre.
The Stagecoach bus hit a number of stationary cars and a lamppost before crashing into a Sainsbury's store in Trinity Street at around 6pm.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said six people, including a child, were taken to hospital. Two people were treated at the scene.
A police spokesman said: "An eight-year-old boy from Leamington, who was travelling on the top of the bus, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
"A woman from Nuneaton, believed to be in her 70s who was a pedestrian in Trinity Street, also died at the scene.
A video posted on Twitter shows the bus with its windows smashed as people scream and try to help those trapped.
One woman screams: "Oh my God, there is a kid pushing through the seat!"
Maneer Fiaz told Sky News he was shopping nearby when he heard a "loud bang" and saw people running to the scene.
"I came outside the shop and saw the bus was smashed into the cashpoint. I ran towards the driver and he was surprisingly alive," he said.
"People were trying to get the driver out. The kids were trapped underneath the seats upstairs. It was absolute chaos. We got the driver out through the window.
"People were just running towards the scene trying to help people get out. The only thing on people's minds was the two kids stuck on the top, they couldn't get out of the bus.
"People were just waiting for the ambulance service to come."
Superintendent Paul Keasey, head of the Central Motorway Police Group, said: "Our thoughts are with those affected by this evening's tragic event; we have specially trained officers with the families at this difficult time.
"We hope to carry out a swift investigation and I would like to thank people who have already come forward who witnessed the collision.
"This is a busy area of Coventry city centre and we hope to keep disruption to a minimum as our investigation continues; no-one has been arrested at this stage."
A Sainsbury's spokeswoman said the store was open at the time, but was unable to say whether any customers were injured.
Emergency services said they expect to be at the scene for some time.
There are a number of road closures in place and buses are currently unable to drive into the city centre.
Stagecoach Midlands said the bus involved was the 17.33 X18 service from Coventry to Leamington.