5 Killed in London Early Morning Tram Derailment
This Wednesday, more than were 50 injured and five were killed in a tram wreck in Croydon, south London. The tram derailed during a rainstorm.
Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, was visiting the scene, and said that, "A number of those who are at hospital are in a serious condition." and the number of deaths "may well increase."
The emergency workers had worked for hours trying to free five trapped people in the wreckage. The two carriage tram had tipped over on its side next to the underpass in the Croydon area. The tram had came off the rails on a sharp bend.
Police said, "Five people have sadly died following this incident."
Liam Lehane, of the London Ambulance Service, described the hurt people as "walking wounded" and also said that some people were seriously injured.
The only tram network in the British capital, on the southern end of the city, was serving 27 million passengers just in the last year.
Four specialist rescue units and eight fire trucks were the first among the responders at the Sandilands tram stop after the accident happened at 6:10 a.m.
A resident, Hannah Collier, said that, "I heard a massive crash at about 6.15 a.m., then heard shouting, then the emergency services arrived. They started bringing up the casualties, some very seriously injured."
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, and the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, sent out their condolences to the families of the dead and to the injured.
All information from www.dailyprogress.com