This was the shocking moment that a sinkhole appeared in Lewisham and started swallowing up a bus yesterday.
The semi-sinking, which took place on Lee High Road, led to police declaring a major incident.
— Report UK (@ReportUK) November 27, 2016
It is understood the bus involved was a tour coach operated by a French company.
Homes have been left without water, but Thames Water advises that water services are returning to normal.
LEWISHAM update: A crane has been brought in to remove a coach that got stuck in a flooded sinkhole in Lee High Road last night. pic.twitter.com/o4AUk4wnzl
— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s) November 27, 2016
One police officer, who signed off as Sergeant Biddle, made light of the situation on social media.
“You may have woken up to a ‘hole’ lot of grief in Lee High Rd. Please avoid the area!” the officer wrote.
— Lewisham MPS (@MPSLewisham) November 27, 2016