'Very chaotic': Two dead, commuters trapped after train derails in Victoria

The Sydney to Melbourne XPT has derailed in Victoria leaving some commuters trapped and two dead.

The Country Fire Authority said five carriages derailed near Wallan station, 45km north of Melbourne, on the North East line about 8pm on Thursday.

Two people are dead after a train derailed in Victoria. Source: Twitter/Dr Scott Rickard

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the rail lines between Melbourne and Sydney were closed.

According to Ambulance Victoria, paramedics treated a number of people following the incident.

One person was airlifted to Melbourne while police confirmed two people died at the scene.

At least three helicopters were deployed to a scene CFA described as "very chaotic at this stage”.

All passengers who were able to walk from the train have been taken to the Wallan McDonald's and BP Truckstore area, which is being used as a triage centre.

By 9pm on Thursday, CFA said the rescue had been completed.

It is believed the two deceased were travelling in the drivers' carriage.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has been contacted for comment.

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