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India train fire 'kills 26' in Andhra Pradesh

At least 26 people, including two children, have died after a fire broke out on a train in southern India, media reports say.

The blaze engulfed a carriage of the Nanded-Bangalore Express while it was travelling through Andhra Pradesh state, rail officials said.

Police said many of the dead had been suffocated by thick black smoke filling the train.

The reason for the fire, which has been extinguished, is not yet known.

Martine Dennis reports.

  • 28 Dec 2013
  • From the section India
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