Two people remain trapped in London tram crash

Two people are trapped and a further 40 are injured after a tram overturned in a South London suburb.

The accident happened in Addiscombe Road in Sandiland near Croydon, just after 6am this morning.

Previously five people had become trapped after the two-carriage tram overturned in a tunnel. Three have now been released. London fire-brigade, police and ambulance services are dealing with the incident. The public have been advised to avoid the area.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by The Rail Accident Investigation Branch.


Addiscombe Road, Croydon, after the crash. (Image: BBC News)

The Met Police described it as a “serious incident”.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Hannah Collier, who lives nearby, said she heard “a big crash” and saw people being carried away on stretchers.

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