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The bus, the purse, and the limb

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:127
  1. Andrew Dearden
  1. BMA

    As I was leaving the BMA flat where I had spent Wednesday night, I heard a loud “whoomping” sound. I thought it may have been a crash, but the sound was very loud—a big sound that resonated. As I reached the foyer of the flats, I looked down the road towards BMA House. I saw the bus about 20 metres away.

    As I ran over I could see scattered glass and metal fragments. As I got closer still, I could see pieces of material and people's possessions strewn around. I saw a woman's purse. Then I ran past a dismembered …

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