Two people died as a train went off from the track when it was carrying 153 passengers between Sydney and Melbourne. Officials say that train derailed near Wallan near Melbourne last night.
Male drive and female co-pilot died in the incident. Eleven others were injured.
Officials report that five carriages and the locomotive had diverted from the track when train derailed.
Police informed that investigations are being carried out to determine the reasons for the crash. Police also assured that more people were not killed.
Isp. Peter Koger said, “It is a tragedy that unfortunately the pilot and the driver were killed in the incident, but I am amazed that there weren’t more passengers at least injured or worse than what they were,”
The incident had happened at around 19:50 local time about 45km north of Melbourne.
Rob Jennings reported to the international news agency, “It just veered off, and all the carriages smashed into one another,”
“People were tossing around … there was some screaming – everyone was just grasping on, some in the brace position, preparing for the possibility of something worse.”
Deputy Prime Minister Micheal McCormack said on Friday, “No authority in Australia would allow a train to travel on an unsafe track. That just wouldn’t happen,”