Several dead and over 50 injured in Croydon tram accident


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

Several people have died after a tram derailed in Croydon. More than 50 have been injured whilst 2 remain trapped.

The accident involving a two car vehicle 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.

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