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    croydon rail crash

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37919658

    There has been "some loss of life" and dozens of people have been injured after a tram overturned in south London, police have said


    sky news reporting a possibility of 'several' fatalities, driver of the tram has now been arrested



    5 dead, still two been trapped for 7 and half hours
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    Driver has been arrested but not sure what for.

    Hope everyone else is alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onceinawhile View Post
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    Driver has been arrested but not sure what for.

    Hope everyone else is alright.
    Radio 4 news suggests the tram was traveling above its speed limit for that part of the track.
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    Apparently it derailed at a sharp left turn where the speed limit is only 12 mph
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    Lessons have been learnt unfortunately micro sleeps happen to most train/tram drivers. The company's try and take steps to reduce fatigue but drivers who work shifts suffer from this.

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    It's not far from where I live and there have been a couple of tributes at Selhurst this year because one of the victims was a Palace fan. Seeing things like this really annoys me as it's utter negligence. I really don't know how the driver can wake up and continue driving.

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