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Driver of London tram which crashed killing seven released on bail

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Published 10/11/2016 | 10:45

Members of the emergency services work next to the tram
in Croydon, south London, yesterday after it overturned, killing at least seven and leaving other passengers trapped. Photo: Reuters/Neil Hall.
Members of the emergency services work next to the tram in Croydon, south London, yesterday after it overturned, killing at least seven and leaving other passengers trapped. Photo: Reuters/Neil Hall.

The 42-year-old driver of a tram which crashed killing seven people in Croydon, south London, has been released on bail, British Transport Police said.

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The 42-year-old man, from Beckenham, was bailed until May while the investigation continues, British Transport Police said.

Photo issued by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch of the tram which derailed near the Sandilands stop in Croydon
Photo issued by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch of the tram which derailed near the Sandilands stop in Croydon

Scenes on board were described as "total carnage" and "like something out of a film" as the two-carriage tram tipped onto its side next to an underpass near the Sandilands stop in Croydon, south London.

The death toll is currently seven with more than 50 people were injured.

Members of the emergency services work next to a tram after it overturned injuring and trapping some passengers in Croydon, south London, Britain November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Members of the emergency services work next to a tram after it overturned injuring and trapping some passengers in Croydon, south London, Britain November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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