26 injured as roof torn off London’s double-decker bus as it crashes into bridge (PHOTOS)

At least 26 people needed medical assistance, of which five were taken to hospital, after one of London’s signature red double-decker buses collided with a railway bridge in the British capital.

The accident happened in North London early on Saturday morning, when the bus crashed into a bridge on St. Lays Road in Tottenham, Reuters reported, citing the Fire Brigade.

The vehicle’s roof was sliced off in the collision.

Three passengers were trapped on the bus’s upper deck, but were later freed by fire rescue units.

Twenty-one people received medical assistance at the scene, and five others had to be taken to hospital, but none were in a life-threatening condition, police said, adding that an investigation has been launched.

A “private” sign clearly visible on top of the bus in images from the scene has led to unconfirmed reports that the vehicle was being operated by an events and entertainment company.

Transport for London (TfL) said it was not responsible for crashed double-decker, adding that the bus had been privately hired, Reuters reported.