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Man dies as bus hits row of homes

Man dies as bus hits row of homes

The bus crashed into the houses just after 0900 BST
A 40-year-old man was killed when a bus crashed into a lamppost, a car and a row of houses in the Black Country.
The bus then caught fire along with two of the terraced homes in Bunns Lane, in the Kates Hill area of Dudley, after the vehicle ruptured a gas supply.

The driver, in his late 30s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Five people had to leave their homes. One said he was woken up by what sounded like a bomb going off. Another fled his house as the bus approached.

We went downstairs and outside and we saw the bus inside the house

Mohammed Daud, resident

A spokesman for bus company Travel West Midlands confirmed it was carrying out an investigation along with West Midlands Police.

Resident Mohammed Daud told BBC News: "I was just upstairs sleeping when

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