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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Photos: Nigerian man survives after tram derailed in Croydon, London, leaving 7 dead and over 50 injured

Seven people died and over 50 were injured after a crowded tram derailed and overturned in Croydon, South London on Wednesday, November 9th.

The crash occurred as the tram negotiated a sharp bend in the track. Fire crews arrived at the scene and were able to free a number of people. The 42-year-old tram driver from Beckenham, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and is in police custody. 

Shocked passengers told of carnage and blood everywhere as they likened the derailment to a movie scene. Recalling what happened, one of the survivors, a Nigerian man, Taiye Ajibola, who was on his way to work, said the incident occurred immediately they left Lloyds Park.

His wife, Kudirat Okesola, 46, rushed to his side as soon as she heard he was involved in the accident.
"Even my husband was covered with blood," she said.
Ms Okesola said some people were trapped underneath the tram calling for help.
"People were screaming. People were crying," she added.
British Transport Police (BTP) has not yet officially confirmed the identities of the victims. Officers are investigating claims the tram was exceeding permitted speeds and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram, which had been travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon derailed as it was negotiating a "sharp, left-hand curve" which has a speed limit of 12mph. A spokesman said:
"Initial indications suggest that the tram was travelling at a significantly higher speed than is permitted."
A BTP investigator said a number of factors, including whether the driver had fallen asleep or blacked out at the wheel, were being examined as possible causes.
London Ambulance Service said a total of 51 injured casualties taken to two hospitals, with eight having serious or life-threatening injuries. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who visited the crash site on Wednesday, warned the number of dead may increase.

St George's Hospital in Tooting said it treated four seriously injured victims and 16 walking wounded. Clinical director Dr Phil Moss said three had undergone surgery and could be kept in for several days or even weeks.

Croydon University Hospital's medical director Dr Nnenna Osuji said 31 patients had been brought in by ambulance, while seven others had arrived on foot.
More photos below...

Source: BBC News


Uju Phil said...

Wow...happy Survival bro! #Saved

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livingstone chibuike said...

Rip to d dead

Chizzy Liz said...

************************woooow !!!!!! Chii gi mugodu mbada anya !!!!!!! Go settle devil and give ur life entirely to Christ !!!!!!!!!!

Chizzy Liz said...

************************woooow !!!!!! Chii gi mugodu mbada anya !!!!!!! Go settle devil and give ur life entirely to Christ !!!!!!!!!!

vinna saviour said...

Thank God for his life

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Thank God for his mercies

...merited happiness

Juliet Iwuno said...

Thank God for him. Linda take note!

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MyPersonalOpinion said...

Give God the glory.. But , man, It is not because you are more righteous than those who lost their lives in the tragedy. It is just God's mercy on you... I am MPO and this is just My Personal Opinion
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uche christopher said...

Thank God for his life

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Thank God for his life

christie benjamin said...

Thank God for him.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmm God be praised

OSINANL said...

Thank God for his life...


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Eleojo Blessing said...

Tnk God almighty for his life

Anonymous said...

Croydon university hospital's medical director Dr Nnenna Osuji. That's a Nigerian, Igbo to be precise. Am proud.

Iphie Abraham said...

Omg! Thank God o

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Eazzy Pompey said...

Praise God..

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