At Least 7 Killed, 50 Injured in London Tram Accident

تم نشره في Thu 10 November / Nov 2016. 01:00 AM
  • The site of the Tram accident in London

LONDON — At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured when a tram overturned early Wednesday morning in south London, according to a police statement.

British Transport Police said the driver had been arrested and they were investigating whether he fell asleep after it appeared that the tram was travelling at a "significant higher speed than is permitted".

Emergency services were called at about 6:10 am (0610 GMT) to reports that the two-carriage tram had derailed near a stop close to central Croydon, a large suburb to the south of the British capital and a major transport hub, police said.

"We can confirm a total of at least seven people have sadly died at Croydon," police further explained.