Two people died Thursday derailing a train in the north of the Australian city of Melbourne, southeast of the country, with about 170 passengers, and an undetermined number of people were injured, police said.
The authorities are at the scene of the train accident, which covered the route between Sydney and Melbourney that took place around 8 pm local time (09.00 GMT) near the town of Wallan, about 45 kilometers north of Melbourne -capital from the Australian state of Victoria-, regional police told.
The Victoria Ambulance service said in another statement sent to Efe that one of the victims was evacuated by air to a Melbourne hospital.
"A large number of people have been treated, but it is believed that they are not seriously injured," said Ambulances of Victoria, referring to the derailment of the locomotive with five cars.
The authorities have not reported on the possible causes of the accident.