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Two men are trapped in a freight train after it derailed near Katherine, south of Darwin, in localised flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Grant.
Heavy rain from system, which is now a tropical low, has caused isolated flooding in the Northern Territory, cutting sections of the Stuart Highway.
Northern Watch Commander David Proctor says details of the derailment are scarce but police are having trouble reaching the train.
"There were two operators of the train and one has sustained some minor injuries," he said.
There are road closures at the Edith River Bridge Crossing and the Cullen River Crossing in the Pine Creek and Douglas Daly region.
The weather bureau says some areas have had more than 200 millimetres of rain in the last few days.
It says a large rain band in the Katherine region could cause some rivers to flood.
Weather bureau spokesman Ashley Patterson says a rain band from ex-Tropical Cyclone Grant has dumped almost 128 millimetres of rain at Katherine in the last 24 hours.
"That fades into the distance when you compare it to Edith Falls Ridge that recorded 381 millimetres, Cullen River 332 and Upper 17 Mile Creek 300," he said.
NT Police spokesman Tony Deutrom says officers in the area have been monitoring the situation.
"From Pine Creek south we've got police on-site and have been in and out through the night," he said.
"In Katherine up to Edith Bridge, had emergency services out during the night as well.
"The Katherine emergency operations centre's been activated overnight."
Tropical Cyclone Grant moved through Kakadu National Park yesterday as a category one system and weakened as it moved close to Jabiru.
It was downgraded to a tropical low yesterday as it moved east toward the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Emergency services authorities say the NT has been spared major damage from the cyclone.
It caused minor damage on Christmas Day as it whipped Croker Island and the Cobourg Peninsula.
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