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7 killed in London early morning tram derailment

7 killed in London early morning tram derailment

Nineteen-year-old Dane Chinnery, who was also a Crystal Palace fan from New Addington, was described as "a handsome lad".

He is understood to have parked his vehicle at Lloyd Park and got on the tram and was heading for work.

Devastated relatives told the Evening Standard the couple had moved to the United Kingdom from Poland 10 years ago.

Police have said identifying the remaining three men who died is proving "complex and lengthy" due to the injuries they sustained.

Chinnery, a Crystal Palace fan, was on his way to work at flood response firm Hydro Cleansing in Croydon.

Friends and family have now paid tribute to Seary on social media, describing him as a "lovely gentle giant of a man".

The tram was travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon via Croydon when the accident happened at 6.10am.

A mother-of-two who was devoted to her family is believed to be among the seven victims who were killed in the Croydon tram crash, it has emerged.

"Still can not believe this is true, the last couple of days have just felt like a nightmare that I'm gonna wake up from", said Smith.

The Rail Accident Investigations Branch said the tram derailed as it was negotiating a "sharp, left-hand curve" with a speed limit of 12 miles (19 kilometers) per hour.

One said the driver told them he thought he had "blacked out".

The 38 injured people who were taken to Croydon University Hospital have all been discharged and some of the survivors have been describing what it was like to be inside the tram when it overturned - with one explaining how they were "thrown around like toys" when it derailed.

The father-of-seven from Barnsley, south Yorkshire, said the service, which he had been using regularly while working in London, failed to slow down at its usual point coming out of a tunnel between the Lloyd Park and Sandilands stops.

Simon Smith, chief executive of SSP UK where she worked, told the BBC the company "offered our heartfelt condolences to her family and we are doing all we can to support them at this hard time".

British Transport Police are also investigating claims that a tram nearly derailed at the same spot last week. "Everyone still shaking.it's mad".

James Tofield shared a message he had sent to his wife at the same time, describing how the tram driver had braked and narrowly managed to stay on the track, adding: "It was like a ride from Alton Towers".

She is said to have been on the 5.40am tram on her daily commute to her job as a caterer in Euston. She declined to discuss this or other lines of inquiry further because it was an active investigation.

The 42-year-old driver, from Beckenham, has been released on police bail following his arrest on suspicion of manslaughter.

The RAIB are appealing for witnesses to come forward.