Five confirmed dead after rush-hour tram derails

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Tram accident

Five people have died after a tram derailed in Croydon, south London, British Transport Police said.

More than 50 people were injured, some seriously, when the crowded rush-hour tram tipped on to its side next to an underpass near the Sandilands stop in Croydon, south London

Tram accident
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British Transport Police said: "At present, we can confirm five people have sadly died following this incident."

Sources at the scene said eight people were feared dead.

(Steve Parsons/PA)
(Steve Parsons/PA)

The driver of the derailed tram has been arrested.