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Bus hits overpass in Boston, injuring passengers

Firemen worked to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge as it traveled on Soldiers Field Road in Allston.
AP/Boston Fire Department
Firemen worked to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge as it traveled on Soldiers Field Road in Allston.

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a charter bus full of passengers 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 carrying 42 people was coming from Harvard University and was heading home to Pennsylvania when it struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in Allston.

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

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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.