The two men killed in a horrific train crash on Wednesday have been named.

The men were Chary Alonzo Sabalande, 34, and Roymark Solomon Bering, 32.

Police confirmed in a statement late this afternoon that both men had arrived recently from the Phillippines. They were living and working in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Three other people were taken to hospital following the crash.


Two remain in hospital in a critical condition, and one has been discharged.