Train track breaks down after derailments in Western Australia, and emergency services are working to get people out of the affected areas.
Key points: The train hit a bend on the track, but it’s still unclear what caused the accident.
A total of 12 people were on board when the train broke down.
There are no immediate reports of any fatalities.
Emergency services are trying to clear a section of track in the town of Ewersdale, where the train went down.
They have been using the emergency lane to get residents out of nearby buildings and onto the tracks to allow them to get out safely.
The emergency lane was open from 4:00am (AEDT) on Monday to 4:30am (local time) on Tuesday, but only for a short period of time.
The line was reopened at 5:00pm and traffic was allowed to resume again at 10:00.
Emergency services were able to clear the track around Ewerdale at 10.00am, but there are still people on the tracks and it is not clear how long that will be.
The WA Department of Emergency Services says the track is “not currently suitable for travel”, and it’s hoped that people will be able to safely move back onto the track.
“Due to a broken section of the track the emergency lanes have been opened and residents can return onto the highway to continue to the main highway,” a WA Department spokesman said.
“All lanes are fully open and people are allowed to travel.”