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India express train fire

Policeman and firefighters search for victims of a train accident at Kothacheruvu, about 155 kilometers north of Bangalore, India, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. A fire engulfed two coaches of an express train in southern India early Saturday, killing at least two dozen, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said. (AP Photo)

India express train fire

Yahoo News

A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said.

As the inferno and thick black smoke raced through the car at about 3:45 a.m., panicked passengers broke the windows and many saved themselves by jumping from the train.

Sixty-seven passengers were in the carriage when the fire broke out about 2 kilometers (1 mile) from the small town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh state, said railways spokesman C.S. Gupta. (AP)

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