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Eight people have been injured following a collision between a double decker bus and a Luas tram in Dublin City Centre.

The Luas was derailed in the crash, at the junction between Queen Street and Benburb Street.

The incident occurred about 7.10am today.

It’s been confirmed 8 people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Gardaí say it will be at least four hours before the roads re-open, with diversions in place for traffic.

Luas spokesperson, Dervla Brophy, says “there has been a knock-on effect onto the Luas Red Line services” (sic).

“There’s no service running between Heuston and The Point. However, there is a service from Tallaght and Saggart in as far as Heuston, and tickets are valid from Dublin Bus.”