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At least one killed as London tram overturns

At least one killed as London tram overturns

NEW YORK: Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to the presidency of her husband Donald Trump, and will become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries.

Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband’s side in New York early Wednesday when he declared victory — a discreet source of support, out of the camera frame.

She has maintained that same low-key presence throughout the long and grueling campaign, during which she tried to humanize her husband, 24 years her elder.

“He will make a fantastic president,” she said less than a week ago in Pennsylvania at her only solo campaign appearance, playing up the property mogul’s softer side.

Melania also tried to take the rough edges off her husband and showed stage presence in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention back in July, captivating a hall of cheering delegates.

“He’s tough when he has to be, but he’s also kind and fair and caring,” she said, describing her husband as “intensely loyal” to family, friends, employees and the LONDON:
At least one person was killed Wednesday when a London tram derailed and tipped onto its side, trapping five people and injuring more than 50 others, some seriously.

The incident happened at around 6:10 am (0610 GMT) at a junction in south London.

“A number of people have been taken to hospital with injuries and sadly we can say that there has been some loss of life,” said Robin Smith from the British Transport Police.

“It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and are continuing to focus on our recovery efforts.”

Investigations were under way as to what caused the fatal derailment.

Firefighters called to burning smell on aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport

Liam Lehane, from the London Ambulance Service, said over 50 people had been taken to hospital.

“Most of those patients were walking wounded. But there are, however, a number of patients with serious injuries.”

London Fire Brigade said five people had been trapped, of whom three had been freed.

London’s only tram system, which opened in 2000, links several south London suburbs along 17 miles (28 kilometres) of track.

More than 27 million passengers used the service in 2015-16.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the emergency services were “working extremely hard to get the situation under control and treat those who have been injured”.

Courtesy : Express Tribune

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