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    Ambulance Victoria stated that emergency crews are treating a number of people while one person had to be airlifted to Melbourne. The two people who perished in the incident are understood to have travelled in the drivers’ carriage, news.com.au reported.

    Two people have died and several others were injured in a train derailment near Wallan station in Victoria about 45 kilometres north of Melbourne, the police said in a statement as quoted by news.com.au. According to the police, several passengers remain trapped in the train.

    The Country Fire Authority earlier reported that five carriages came off the tracks on the North East line about 8 p.m. on Thursday.​

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau stated that the train had 160 passengers on board.

    It is not immediately clear how the train came off the tracks. Emergency services and air ambulances are working on the scene and railway traffic between Melbourne and Sydney has been halted.

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