Coal train derails in Queensland

Two workers are uninjured after a coal train derailment near Gladstone.

The QR train jumped the track on Friday afternoon, according to the Gladstone Observer.

It comes less than a week after Aurizon, previously known as QR National, announced that rail freight lines were opening following heavy flooding in the region.

A small fire broke out due to the derailment and power lines were knocked down.

The cause of the derailment is not yet known.

 

Image: Gladstone Observer – Chris Ison Rokctrain

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