Two people have died and many others seriously injured after an express train travelling to Melbourne from Sydney derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan in Australia.
According to reports, the train was carrying 160 passengers when it left the tracks at around 7.40 am on Thursday February 20th before it derailed near Wallan station, 45km north of Melbourne, on the North-East line at around 8pm on Thursday.
The Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) who confirmed the incident said five carriages, along with the train’s engine, had derailed, claiming two lives and injuring many others.
The authorities went ahead to revealed that helicopters and ambulances rushed to the scene of the accident to assess injuries and rushed victims to hospitals.
As at 9 pm on Thursday, CFA said the rescue had been completed.
Watch video from the scene below.