Failsworth tram accident leaves elderly woman dead

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a tram in Failsworth, Greater Manchester.

The woman, thought to be in her 80s, was found under the tram by police officers called to the Metrolink line near Old Road, on Wednesday night.

Paramedics were called and treated the woman, but she died at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said an inquiry into the incident, at about 22:45 GMT, had been launched and officers wanted to hear from witnesses.

The tram line was closed following the incident, but has since reopened.

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