Croydon tram accident
Members of London Fire Brigade crew walk the tracks close to where two people are trapped after a tram derailed in a tunnel near Sandilands Tram stop in Croydon Carl Court/ Getty Images

A tram has derailed in south London leaving dozens of people injured and at least five still trapped inside. Emergency services are at the scene after the tram derailed at the Sandilands tram stop in Croydon just after 6am on 9 November.

Police are describing the situation at the tunnel in Croydon as a "serious incident". At least 40 people have been injured. The public has been told to avoid the area.

Eight fire engines and four fire and rescue crews are in attendance at the scene along with ambulance services and police.

The incident occurred while London was experiencing heavy morning rainfall.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Firefirefighters are currently dealing with an overturned near the Sandilands tram stop in Croydon.

"Eight fire engines and four fire and rescue units which contain specialist rescue equipment are at the scene."

Station Manager Joe Kenny, who is at the scene, added: "Firefighters have released a number of people and a couple of people remain trapped. All the emergency services are working closely together to help those involved in this incident."