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Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus outside London Victoria bus station

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a bus outside Victoria bus station in central London.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it responded to reports of a "serious road traffic collision" just before 9am on Monday morning.

Reports suggested that a number 13 double-decker bus crashed into a shelter at the busy terminal at Terminus Place.

An air ambulance was dispatched, and three people were treated at the scene, the London Ambulance Service said.

The pedestrian was later pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the bus has been taken to hospital.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said his thoughts are with the bereaved family and a full investigation is under way.

"I've been told about the tragic news that a pedestrian has lost their life as a consequence of an accident," he said.

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"My thoughts are with the bereaved family, it's really important that we allow them to be informed first about this tragedy.

"There is a full investigation under way.

"I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say our thoughts and prayers are with this person's family."

Glynn Barton, chief operating officer of Transport for London added: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the person who was tragically killed following a collision with a bus in Victoria this morning.

"This will have been a deeply distressing incident for everyone involved and we have support available for those affected.

"TfL and the operator RATP are assisting the police with their investigation."

The bus station remains closed and there are no other road closures in place. Victoria train station remains unaffected.

In 2021, a woman in her 30s died after two buses crashed at the same station.

At the time it was reported that a single-decker bus on route 507 crashed into the rear of another, causing damage to both vehicles.