At least 20 London attack patients in hospital

At least 20 London attack patients in hospital
People speak with police officers after an incident near London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017.
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LONDON - At least 20 people were rushed to London hospitals following the terror attack in the city centre, the British capital's ambulance service said Sunday.

Other people less seriously injured were treated at the scene of the attack on London Bridge, where a van drove into pedestrians, and in the nearby Borough district on the south side of the crossing, where a subsequent stabbing rampage took place.

"We can confirm we have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge," Peter Rhodes, the London Ambulance Service assistant director of operations said in a statement.

"We have also treated a number of people at the scene for less serious injuries.

"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services.

"Our priority is to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible." The ambulance service said that all their staff and response teams who attended the scene were safe.

An emergency response helicopter landed on London Bridge, while emergency service workers rushed people on trolleys to waiting ambulances.

Members of the public were seen leaving the scene wrapped in foil emergency blankets.


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