Tram derails in London
A tram derailed in south London before dawn yesterday, resulting in “some loss of life” and injuring more than 50 people, police and emergency services said. Emergency workers were still at the scene of the derailment in Croydon last night, trying to free people trapped in the wreckage of the two-carriage train that tipped on its side next to an underpass. The cause of the derailment was under investigation. “A number of people have been taken to hospital with injuries and sadly it looks as though there has been some loss of life,” Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith told reporters. Eight fire engines and four specialist rescue units were at the scene. Emergency services were called to the Sandilands tram stop about 6.10am.
ACCIDENT: The tram lies on its side