Carriages being removed from fatal tram crash


The carriages are now being removed from the scene of the fatal tram crash, which killed seven people, in London.
Following the accident, the tram lay on its side for days, before being hoisted upright.
Now, the carriages where six men and one woman lost their life, are being removed from the tragic scene.
Meanwhile, police are investigating reports that another tram almost derailed when speeding round a corner at the same location just a few days before the accident.
The tram flipped over taking a sharp corner in Croydon, south London, while full of commuters on their way to work.
Among those who died were the mother of two young children, a new father, a teenager and a grandfather who had been on his way to work after changing the time of his shifts.
The driver of the tram has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and bailed.
He is facing questions from investigators who have already indicated that the tram was travelling far in excess of the speed it should have been going approaching the corner.
The 100-ft long tram was being removed by crane and then taken away on flatbed lorries.
The only woman who died in the crash was 35-year-old Dorota Rynkiewicz, from New Addington. She is understood to have been the mother of two young daughters .
Colleagues who started a crowdfunding page to raise £5,000 for her family said Ms Rynkiewicz was “loved by many people”.
Police officers are now looking into reports, made on Facebook, that a tram had lifted onto one side while travelling at 40mph on the same stretch of track.
The claim is forming one of several lines of inquiry being looked into by British Transport Police.
Witnesses who were on the tram, or nearby, and who feel they would be able to help the investigation are being urged to come forward.
An interim report into initial findings is set to be published next week, but the final accident report will take months to complete.
Floral tributes have been laid at the scene of the crash by family members, friends and wellwishers.
Croydon MP Gavin Barwell has said that police are still working to formally identify the victims of the accident. He said: “It’s quite right that the authorities absolutely want to make sure when they give a formal identification that they’ve got that 100 per cent right.”

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