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Ferry Crashes Into Cargo Boat On River Thames

Thursday 17th July 2014

Emergency services are dealing with a crash between a passenger ferry and a cargo boat on the Thames in central London.

It happened near the OXO tower just after 2pm.

Police say a small number of people have minor injuries including cuts and whiplash.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At this stage there are believed to be a small number of people with minor injuries including cuts and whiplash.

"Nobody from either vessel entered the water following the collision, and neither boat is believed to be at risk of sinking."

The London Ambulance Service said that three patients had been treated for neck pain and another for a minor injury.

A spokesman said: "We were called at 14.20 to reports of a boat collision on the Thames near South Bank. We sent two ambulance crews, hazardous area response team and a duty officer to the scene.

"We treated four patients for minor injuries."