THREE people have been taken to hospital after a double-decker bus hit the underside of a railway bridge in Glasgow, shearing the roof off the vehicle.

The crash happened around 11.35am on Sunday in Cook Street in Tradeston.

Firefighters and paramedics were quickly called to the scene, with police closing off a number of roads.

As well as the three passengers who were taken to hospital, a number of others were treated at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Operations control mobilised three appliances to Cook Street, where firefighters supported partners to make the area safe.

“Three casualties have been transported to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service and a number of additional casualties are being treated at the scene.”

Network Rail said their engineers would need to carry out an inspection of the bridge before it could be used by trains again.

The rail infrastructure agency said: “We’re assisting the emergency services, who are responding to a bus trapped beneath a bridge between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.

“We need to complete a safety inspection of the bridge before trains can use it again. We can only do this once the bus has been removed.”