Kyra Dulguime has been identified as the young girl killed in the Sydney tram tragedy.
A teenage girl who died after being trapped between two carriages of a tram has been identified.
Kyra Dulguim, 16, killed while boarding two carriages of a tram In the early hours of Thursday morning.
Emergency services rushed to the light rail track in Sydney’s Haymarket just after midnight after reports of a teenager being hit by a tram.
Police found a 16-year-old girl trapped under the tram with serious injuries.
NSW Police officers said the girl was attempting to climb onto the outer link that connects one coach to another. seven news,
Police said the teenager was trapped in the tram as it began to pull away from the Goulburn St intersection.
The girl is believed to have been dragged about 100 meters while her distraught friend shouted for help, telling the driver to stop at the light railway station in Chinatown.
Friends have started paying tribute to the young woman in the wake of her tragic death.
“I love you and I miss you our beautiful angel Kyra Dulguim we will miss you so much…” said one on social media.
“Rest in peace in the arms of our God and may the light shine upon you forever.”
eyewitnesses told nine news The teenage girl was trying to cross George St by jumping through a gap between two carriages before being trapped under a tram.
“We were shouting, ‘Help him, help him’, so the police and paramedics arrived on the scene,” one man recalled.
Passengers aboard the tram could watch in horror as the tram stopped.
A police rescue team with the help of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) worked to free the girl.
There the doctors treated him but he died on the spot.
The 52-year-old male tram driver was taken to the hospital for mandatory tests.
A crime scene was established and the circumstances surrounding the tragedy are now under investigation.
Light rail services between Central and Circular Quay were halted throughout the morning while investigators searched the scene.
The trams have since been withdrawn and a regular timetable has resumed from 6am on Thursday.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.