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Wallan: train with 160 passengers on board derailments ‘leaving people trapped’ – World News

A huge rescue operation is underway in Australia after a train derailed.

The images of the scene show dozens of shocked passengers standing next to the wreck.

It is not yet known how many people were injured but at least two are missing.

Initial reports suggest that the driver is trapped after five carriages have left the tracks.

The derailment took place near the city of Wallan, Victoria, according to ambulance services.

Eighteen firefighters were sent to the scene. It is understood that there were around 160 passengers on board the service from Sydney to Melbourne.

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Passengers are considered trapped inside the carriages

It happened around 19.50 local time.

Ambulance Victoria said that a number of people are being treated on the scene.

Firefighters confirmed that five carriages had left the rails, reports 7News.

An ambulance helicopter was sent to the scene.

It is not yet known what caused the derailment.

In a statement, V / Line claimed that the cause of the derailment was not yet known, with two carriages involved.

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