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20 Feb 2020 | 05:36 AM UTC

Australia: Train derailment north of Melbourne kills two February 20

A train derailment 45 km (28 mi) north of Melbourne on the Melbourne-Sydney line kills two February 20; transportation disruptions anticipated



On Thursday, February 20, a passenger train traveling from Melbourne to Sydney derailed near Wallan at around 20:00 (local time). Two people have been reported killed and several others injured. Rescue operations are ongoing.

Transportation disruptions are expected over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in Melbourne and Sydney traveling by train are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.