Weather: Edinburgh man injured by falling masonry

Firefighters at the scene of the incident. Picture: Julie Bull
Firefighters at the scene of the incident. Picture: Julie Bull
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A BUS passenger has been injured after a piece of masonry fell onto a bus in the Capital during bad weather.

The man was injured when a piece of masonry blew off a building and fell through a near-side window on the vehicle’s upper deck.

The incident happened close to Festival Theatre, according to Lothian Buses bosses.

The man, said to be in his forties, was treated for hand cuts and bruises.

He was travelling on a number 31 bus bound for Cameron Toll, which was emptied of passengers after reports of the incident were received.

Partial road closures were introduced by police, with bus services diverted via Chambers Street and Buccleugh Street.

Medics rushed to the scene of the incident in Nicolson Street after receiving emergency calls at around 9.30am.

It has also emerged that two men have been treated by medics after two HGVs blew over on the A1 northbound between Haddington and Dunbar in East Lothian.

Ambulance crews said one of the men was discharged at the scene, with the other, said to be in his fifties, taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.