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V/Line train and freight train collide, sparking fire, in Victoria’s north east

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Almost two dozen people have escaped injury after a Melbourne-bound train crashed into a freight train near Barnawartha in Victoria’s north east.

The smash, which sparked a fire, happened on Wednesday afternoon.

The freight train derailed, but it’s unclear whether that happened before or after the collision.

20 passengers and staff were not injured.

The V/Line service was replaced by coaches for passengers between Chiltern and Melbourne.

(PIC: Twitter / Andrew Lund)

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