London bus explodes into huge fireball outside pub after crash with two cars

A bus has exploded into a fireball after crashing with two cars in a horror smash.

Dramatic photos from outside the Queen Adelaide pub in Ewell, Sutton, South London, show the bright orange flames erupting from the back half of the bus.

One of the cars had also caught fire.

Miraculously, no-one suffered serious injuries, reports MyLondon.

Surrey Police warned the A240 Kingston Road was closed following the RTC at just after 7am on Thursday.

While London Fire Brigade said two fire engines were sent to the scene.

The blaze was put out by 8.25pm, with snaps from the aftermath show the bus has been gutted, with half of its roof melted away.

A crushed car is seen right up behind it.

The force said: “The A240 Kingston Road is closed outside the Queen Adelaide pub (not involved in any way!) travelling towards Epsom due to an RTC resulting in a fire. Minor injuries only.

“The fire is out and recovery is on its way. Please find an alternative route.”

LFB added: “We received a call this morning around 7.05am to a report of an RTC on Kingston Road, Ewell.

“Two fire engines were sent, arriving at the scene around 7.15am.

“Two cars and a bus had been involved in a collision. One of the cars and the bus had also caught fire.

“The incident was cleared and crews left the scene around 8.25am.”

The A240 remains closed southbound between Mavis Avenue and Stoneleigh Park Road.

There is congestion backing up to the A3 Tolworth Roundabout and queues via Chessington.

A diversion is also in place for the bus route 406.