London tram derails, at least 50 hurt, 2 remain trapped
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London tram derails, at least 50 hurt, 2 remain trapped

20-car commuter carriage serving Croydon seen lying on side near underpass

An emergency services worker looks at a derailed tram in Croydon, south London, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
An emergency services worker looks at a derailed tram in Croydon, south London, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

A tram derailed in London before dawn on Wednesday, leaving at least 50 people injured and several trapped, the emergency services said.

The London Fire Brigade said eight fire engines and four specialist rescue units were at the scene in Croydon, south London. Emergency services were called to the Sandilands tram stop at around 6:10 a.m. Photographs showed the two-car tram lying on its side next to an underpass.

Station manager Joe Kenny said “firefighters have released a number of people and two people remain trapped.”

The London Ambulance service said it treated a number of people at the scene, and more than 50 had been taken to the hospital.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a statement on Facebook expressing his concern to those who were injured in the accident. “I am in contact with emergency services and TfL, who are working extremely hard to get the situation under control and treat those who have been injured. My thoughts are with all those involved in this incident.”

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