Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Croydon tram derailment leaves at least five dead and 50 injured

Five people have died after a tram derailed in Croydon on Wednesday morning (November 9). More than 50 other people have been taken to hospital following the incident just after 6am near Sandilands tram stop. British Transport Police confirmed the deaths at 1.20pm.

A BTP statement said: "We continue to work alongside our partners at the scene of a major incident in Croydon.

"We were called at 6.13am this morning after a tram derailed near Sandilands tram stop.
"At present, we can confirm five people have sadly died following this incident.
"More than 50 others have been taken to hospital with injuries.
"Officers are continuing to work at the scene and Rail Accident Investigation Bureau are investigating the cause of the derailment.
"One person has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.
"Anyone who is concerned about friends or relatives who might be involved in the incident can call the following number: 0800 056 0154."
The tram's male driver has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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