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Australia train crash – Carriages packed with 160 people derail ‘leaving passengers trapped in wreckage’

Two confirmed dead in horror Wallan train derailment

An Australian TRAIN travelling between Sydney and Melbourne and carrying 160 passengers has reportedly derailed near the town of Wallan.

Two people on board a Sydney-Melbourne have been confirmed dead in a horror train derailment outside Wallan.

The Herald Sun reported that up to four carriages on the Sydney-Melbourne service derailed near Wallan, about 47km north of Melbourne.

The accident is reported to have happened at around 7.50pm, 30 miles north of Melbourne, news.com.au reported.

A Sydney-Melbourne train with 160 passengers on board has derailed in Wallan. It is unknown how any passengers have been injured.

@hippychicky55
Derailed train near Wallan station. Lots of emergency response. Photos I found on Facebook.
A statement from Victoria emergency services read: "Rescue service, along with other emergency services, are responding to an incident near Wallan Train Station. The Sun reported.

"We can confirm the XPT train has derailed north of the station, near Epping-Kilmore Road.

"Paramedics are en-route.

"At this time it is unknown what has caused the derailment, with two carriages said to be involved."

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau confirmed that some of the 160 passengers onboard the interstate service had been injured, but couldn’t say how many.

“We did a notification and we are gathering more information about what happened,” ATSB spokesman Vik Chaudhri said.

“There has been injuries and the train did derail.”

It is not yet known how many passengers have been injured, or how badly, but a triage centre has been established at a nearby petrol station.

At the triage centre set up at the BP, customers had been alerting staff that a train had gone off the rails.

None of the affected passengers have come through the service station with emergency services set up at the back.

@vline_seymour
The 17:20 Albury - Southern Cross will be terminating early due to an investigation with NSW Train Link service near Wallan. Customers may consider replacement road coaches to complete their journey.

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