Police say 'some loss of life' after London tram overturns

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LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Police said there had been fatalities after a tram overturned in Croydon, south London, on Wednesday.

"A number of people have been taken to hospital with injuries and sadly it looks as though there has been some loss of life," British Transport Police said on its website.

"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."

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)

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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
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
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
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
A member of the emergency services walks past 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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