Breaking News: Five dead and 50 injured as London tram crashes

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MAJOR INCIDENT: Emergency services are currently at the scene.

A TRAM has overturned in a tunnel near Sandilands Station in Croydon London, leaving five people deadand at least 50 injured.

The incident took place in heavy rain around 6am on Wednesday, November 9 and involved a two-car vehicle, said the London Fire Brigade.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are said to be at the scene, and police have urged motorists to avoid the area which has already been engulfed by traffic chaos.

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

A local resident who spoke to the BBC said she saw people being carried away on stretchers: “I was in bed watching the election when I heard a big crash, which I thought was the wind.

“Then I heard people shouting and then the emergency services arriving.

“Later I saw at least one person being brought out on a stretcher.”

The driver of the train has been arrested but police have not revealed whether he will face charges. 

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