Two dead after train derails north of Melbourne

| 20.02,20. 08:43 PM |

Two dead after train derails north of Melbourne

A train has gone off the tracks north of Melbourne

Two people have died after the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train was derailed at Wallan, 45km north of Melbourne.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed that one other person was being airlifted to Melbourne.
A "large number" of other passengers were being assessed at the scene but were not believed to be seriously injured.
Emergency services were called to the site at about 7.45pm.
Images taken from the scene appear to show multiple carriages buckled off the rails.
Up to 200 people are believed to have been on board.
By 9pm on Thursday, the Country Fire Authority said the rescue had been completed.
It is believed the two deceased were travelling in the drivers' carriage.


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