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7 Dead, Many Others Injured As Commuter Tram Overturns In South London (Photos)

A commuter tram which crashed and overturned in South London this morning, killing seven people and injuring more than 50, was traveling at a ‘significantly higher speed than is permitted’, it was announced this afternoon.

Witnesses said they heard a loud crash shortly after 6am when the two-carriage vehicle came off the rails near Croydon in torrential rain. According to one witness, the driver said he ‘blacked out’ and fell onto the controls.

Police said tonight that the 42-year-old driver, from Beckenham, had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. He is in police custody as detectives continue their investigation.delv1delvResidents said the vehicle was coming down towards a bend on a steep slope and carried on down the hill rather than turning, it then tipped over onto its side at the entrance of a tunnel.

Several survivors were trapped in the wreckage, with a large team of emergency workers battling for hours to free them and ferry the dozens of injured to hospitals across the capital.delv5 delv4 delv3

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    This terrible period
    May God have mercy on His people
    Rest in peace to the dead

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    This terrible period
    May God have mercy on His people
    Rest in peace to the dead

  • Eeya this is bad news oooo

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Rip for those that lost their lives and quick recovery for the injured.

  • Olovo Obinna

    Sad n unfortunate incident….may the death souls rest in peace

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Rip to d dead,abi dey driver dey vex say Clinton no win

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I tot d tram was auto pilot

  • badmos

    May God save us.

  • chika bibian

    Chai! May their souls RIP

  • WillieBravo

    Disheartening.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Ewo, may their souls rest in peace. Too bad

  • emekachilaka

    Nawa o this one na bad news

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