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Tributes to victims of devastating Croydon tram crash

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/11/2016

Gentle giant: Philip Seary
Gentle giant: Philip Seary

More victims of the tragic tram crash in south London were named yesterday.

Philip Seary, Mark Smith, Dorota Rynkiewicz and Dane Chinnery were among those travelling on the tram.

Six men and one woman died when the tram came off the track in Croydon, south London, as it sped round a sharp bend on Wednesday morning.

More than 50 people were injured in the incident.

An extra minute's silence was observed to remember the victims during the town's Armistice Day ceremony, held for those who lost their lives in conflict.

As the investigation into the deadly crash continues, fresh tributes have been paid to those killed.

Friends and family of Philip Seary (57), who was named online as one of the dead, left messages of condolence to a "lovely gentle giant of a man".

In a statement, his family said: "We as a family are in shock, completely heartbroken and utterly devastated. We have lost a much-loved, wonderful son, faithful husband and a loving, doting father and grandfather."

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