At least 7 people were killed in the accident tram in South London, said British transport police. More than 50 people were taken to hospital with injuries after a streetcar derailed in the borough of Croydon.
The investigation continues. Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the derailment of a tram derailed. On charges of negligence, arrested 42-year-old tram driver. His name is not yet disclosed by the investigation.
The tram derailed shortly after 6 a.m. (1 night Eastern time) on Wednesday near a stop of Sandilands , to the East of Croydon town centre, said in a statement to the police. Deputy chief of police Adrian Hanstock said officers arrived at the scene, "met with a difficult situation." "This is a tragic incident and our hearts and thoughts are with those who suffered," he said.
He said that the coroner confirmed that at least seven people were killed in the accident. The police continued to work throughout the night to formally identify victims, and provide help and support for their families, he said.
Ambulance service in London, said that he was sent 22 ambulances to the scene. To the hospital for treatment were delivered to 51 people.
"We examined a number of patients at the scene, mostly minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, but some people died and got serious injuries," said Peter McKenna, the Deputy Director of operations at the London ambulance service.
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