Minns reacts to teen’s tragic tram death

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NSW Premier Chris Minns paid tribute to the 16-year-old girl who died in a tram accident on Thursday morning. Picture: Facebook/ NCA NewsWire

NSW Premier Chris Minns says the death of teenager Kyra Dulguime, who died after she was trapped between two tram carriages in Sydney, is a terrible tragedy.

The 16-year-old died early on Thursday morning at Haymarket in the city’s CBD after she climbed over the link between two light rail carriages on George St.

While emergency services, including police and Fire and Rescue NSW, rushed to help her, Kyra died at the scene.

Kyra Dulguime has been identified as the young girl killed in the incident.
Kyra Dulguime died after getting caught between two moving carriages on Thursday. Picture: Facebook

It’s believed her body got caught underneath the tram as it began moving and was dragged about 100m from the Goulburn St intersection.

On Friday, Mr Minns said her death was a “terrible tragedy”.

“The young girl, I understand was from Blakehurst, which is in my electorate,” he said.

“I really feel for her family and her friends and it would be obviously devastating for her parents in particular.”

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NSW Premier Chris Minns said her death was a ‘terrible tragedy’. Picture: NCA NewsWire/ Bianca De Marchi

Asked if the government was considering putting cameras or sensors between tram carriages in the aftermath of the tragedy, he said he had not been advised whether there was the need for extra safety measures.

In a statement from Transport NSW, secretary Howard Collins extended his “deepest condolences to her family, friends and loved ones”.

“Everyone at Transport for NSW is saddened by the death of a teenage girl at a light rail stop in central Sydney overnight,” he said.

“We thank emergency services, staff and anyone who rendered assistance for their efforts last night and we will provide our staff with the support they need.”

The tram driver – a 52-year-old man – was taken to hospital for mandatory testing after the incident.