A freight train has derailed in mid northern Queensland, spilling diesel fuel and 200,000 litres of sulfuric acid.
Three men are believed to have been injured in the accident in which all 26 carriages came off the tracks.
Police have established a 2km exclusion zone at the site, 20km east of Julia Creek.
A freight train carrying approximately 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid has derailed east of Julia Creek in north-west Queensland. (QLD Police) Source: Qld Police
The Flinders Highway, the main road between Mount Isa and Townsville, has been closed in both directions from Julia Creek to Richmond.
The exclusion zone is expected to remain in place until late this afternoon.
The locomotive and all 26 carriages derailed at 10:20am about 20 kilometres east of the outback town. (QLD Police) Source: Qld Police