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The moment a bus filled with passengers almost plunged into a river in the Scottish Borders

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Bus passengers were left shaken after the vehicle they were travelling in narrowly avoided crashing into a river in the Borders.

The bus was left overhanging the Jed Water in Jedburgh at around 9.45am on Thursday after it careered down the river bank.

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No-one was injured in the crash but a small number of passengers were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and is looking into the incident.

Pictures posted on social media show the single-decker bus stuck on a parapet close to the Duck Row Bridge.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in the Scottish Borders were called to the A68 in Jedburgh at 9.44am on Thursday following a report of a single-decker bus on the parapet of the Duck Row Bridge.

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“No-one was injured in the incident, however a small number of passengers were left shaken and were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

“The road was closed for around an hour while the vehicle was safely removed.”

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