Two British children among 28 injured in tram crash in Lisbon 

Two British children are the injured in a Portuguese tram crash this evening, according to local media reports. 

Around 28 people are said to have been injured in the crash, which took place at around 6pm near Rua de São Domingos a Lapa in Lisbon. 

Among those pulled from the wreckage by emergency services are a British baby and child – believed to be aged six months and seven years – according to local news reports. 

Around 28 people are said to have been injured in the crash (pictured), which took place at around 6pm

Around 28 people are said to have been injured in the crash (pictured), which took place at around 6pm

Around 28 people are said to have been injured in the crash (pictured), which took place at around 6pm

The incident is reported to have taken place near Rua de São Domingos a Lapa in Lisbon. Emergency services are currently at the scene (pictured)

The incident is reported to have taken place near Rua de São Domingos a Lapa in Lisbon. Emergency services are currently at the scene (pictured)

The incident is reported to have taken place near Rua de São Domingos a Lapa in Lisbon. Emergency services are currently at the scene (pictured)

A witness at the scene also told the Publico website that the tram appeared to ‘fail to stop’ and derail at a corner following a failed braking attempt.   

Pictures from the scene show a large number of emergency service vehicles in attendance, including police cars and fire engines. 

While the tram appears to have flipped over and has sustained significant damage to its side.  

Local media reports suggest around 50 rescuers were dispatched to the scene. With several firefighting vehicles also at the incident. 

Among those pulled from the wreckage by emergency services are a British baby and child, according to local media

Among those pulled from the wreckage by emergency services are a British baby and child, according to local media

Among those pulled from the wreckage by emergency services are a British baby and child, according to local media

Around 50 rescuers were dispatched to the scene, and remain in the area dealing with the injured

Around 50 rescuers were dispatched to the scene, and remain in the area dealing with the injured

Around 50 rescuers were dispatched to the scene, and remain in the area dealing with the injured

Some of those injured were reported to have sustained visible wounds and were taken away on stretchers. 

The MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for comment. 

More to follow… 

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