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Updated 17:00 - A Pacific National Coal train has derailed around Kankool near Willow Tree in New South Wales.
The Australian Rail Track Corporations has since confirmed about 18 wagons derailed at Kankool shortly after 5am on Sunday.
A spokesman for the corporation said rail safety regulators will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
"There were no injuries to train crew and rail safety regulators have been advised of the incident," he said.
"There is no estimate on expected return to service at this stage."
Chris Sharp, of Newcastle, said the train was travelling west when 18 carriages ‘‘let go, went airborne and smashed everywhere’’, Mr Sharp said.
‘‘There’s coal wagons standing end to end,’’ he said. Mr Sharp, who works on the railways, said three engines came off the track.
There are no reports of any injuries to the Train Crew.
The line is expected to remain closed for up to a week.
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