Bus hits overpass in Boston, injuring passengers

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Massachusetts State Police

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BOSTON (AP) – Authorities say a charter bus full of passengers has struck a bridge in Boston, injuring at least two dozen people.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Boston Fire Department says on Twitter that the bus carry 42 people was coming from Harvard University and was heading home to Pennsylvania when it struck an overpass in the Allston neighborhood.

Massachusetts State Police say on Twitter that the bus was too high for the roadway.

The Fire Department says some passengers are trapped. Photos on the department’s website show firefighters lifting victims strapped to boards through the roof of the bus.

Neither the Fire Department nor State Police immediately returned phone messages from The Associated Press seeking details on the crash.

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