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09th Nov 2016

Five people have been killed and two remain trapped after a train derailed in London

The driver has been arrested.

Awful news this afternoon.

Five people have been killed after a train derailed in London.

According to The BBC, the train came off the tracks as it went into a tunnel near the Sandilands stop, east Croydon, in south London.

Emergency services are currently at the scene trying to free some trapped passengers.

Robin Smith, assistant chief constable of BTP, has said:

“A number of people have been taken to hospital with injuries and sadly it looks as though there has been some loss of life.
“It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”

A local resident, Hannah Collier said:

“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.”

Sky News are reporting that the driver has been arrested.