August 15, 2012 16:21

Nine people injured after metal band Baroness' tourbus crashes after 30 foot fall

Two people are in hospital with 'serious injuries' after the crash

Nine people injured after metal band Baroness' tourbus crashes after 30 foot fall

Photo: Avon and Somerset Police

Nine people have been injured after a tourbus carrying metal band Baroness crashed just outside Bath today (August 15).

The tourbus, which was carrying nine passengers, crashed and fell 30 feet over a viaduct.

According to ITV News, the incident happened at 11.30am at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36.

Seven people have been taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath with minor injuries, but two have been more seriously injured and have been taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. It is thought they had to be cut out of the bus by firefighters.

The exact circumstances of the crash are still being investigated, but, according to BBC News, heavy rain in the area had led to reduced visibility.

The band were travelling to Southampton when the crash occurred. They performed a gig at Bristol's Fleece venue last night (August 14). All of their remaining European tourdates have been cancelled.

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