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Teenager named among victims of Croydon tram crash

A teenager described as a "friendly, genuine lad" has been named among the seven people killed when a tram derailed in Croydon.

The driver of the tram, a 42-year-old man from Beckenham, has been bailed by police amid suggestions it failed to brake before taking a corner at speed.

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Crash survivor recalls horror of tram rolling three times

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Croydon crash survivor Taiye Ajibola has described the terrifying moments the tram he was travelling on rolled over three times after it derailed, leaving seven people dead and injuring 50.

Mr Ajibola said he believed the tram was "speeding" as it approached the bend, adding "I thought it was going to stop but it couldn't."

Mr Ajibola - who was injured in the crash - described freeing himself and trying to help others, adding one person trapped in the tram pleaded with fellow passengers: "I'm still alive, don't step on me".

Meanwhile, St George's in Tooting said that three of the people seriously injured in the crash had undergone surgery at the hospital on Wednesday.

In a statement St George's said: "All three patients left theatre yesterday, and are continuing to be looked after by our surgical and medical teams.

"We would like to thank members of the public for their kind wishes, and for the support they have shown to the patients and staff at St George’s.

"We would also like to say thank you again to the various emergency services and agencies involved in managing yesterday’s incident."

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