Police established a crime scene and are investigating. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Light rail services have resumed.
NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Adam Dewberry said fire and police rescue teams used hydraulic lifting rams and high-pressure airbags to lift the 10-tonne carriage to reach the teenager. , describing the situation as “difficult and tragic”.
“Unfortunately, nothing could be done,” he said.
NSW Transport Secretary Howard Collins said everyone was saddened by the girls’ deaths.
“We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones,” he said.
“We thank the emergency services, staff and anyone who provided assistance for their efforts last night and we will provide our staff with the support they need.”
It is the first fatality directly involving the CBD and Eastern Suburbs light rail line since it opened about three years ago.
There was an incident in July last year when a wheelchair passenger fell after getting off a tram and later died from his injuries.
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