Police: driver of derailed tram in London released on bail

Emergency service workers attend the scene of a derailed tram in Croydon, south London, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016. A tram derailed in London before dawn on Wednesday, leaving at least 50 people injured and several trapped, the emergency services said. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
Emergency service workers attend the scene of a derailed tram in Croydon, south London, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016. A tram derailed in London before dawn on Wednesday, leaving at least 50 people injured and several trapped, the emergency services said. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) – British police say the driver of a tram that derailed in London, killing seven people, has been released on bail.

The 42-year-old man, who has not been publicly named, was arrested after yesterday’s crash on suspicion of manslaughter. The tram came off the rails while rounding a tight curve in south London. Emergency workers labored for hours to free several people trapped in the wreckage. Accident investigators say the tram appears to have been “traveling at a significantly higher speed.”

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