Five people have been confirmed dead and more than fifty injured after a tram derailed and overturned in south London this morning.
The incident occurred in a tunnel near the Sandilands tram stop near Croydon shortly after 6am.
British Transport Police arrested the two-carriage vehicle’s driver after emergency services were forced to free several people from the tram.
Dozens were rushed to local hospitals, some with serious injuries.
Five dead, 50 injured and driver arrested after tram derails in south London, police say https://t.co/Yx67yfEdsO
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British Transport Police has said five people have been killed after a tram derailed in Croydon – the driver has been arrested
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Our thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those affected by the tram derailment in Croydon this morning
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) November 9, 2016