Councillor Tony Newman, Leader of Croydon Council said: “This is a sad day for Croydon and our thoughts are with everybody affected by this tragic incident and all those people who are working at the scene.”
Jo Negrini, Chief Executive of Croydon Council, said: “Council teams have been working throughout the morning to assist the British Transport Police and emergency services at the scene. BTP have advised that they will be setting up an information line for relatives and friends but in the meantime they are being asked to call 101. The council has also set up a reception centre for family, friends and people affected by the incident at the council offices, Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk.”
UPDATE: Anyone concerned about friends or family who may have been involved can call the Casualty Bureau – 0800 056 0154
A book of condolence is now available at Croydon Town hall for those who lost their lives.