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23 killed as fast train catches fire in south India

English.news.cn   2013-12-28 10:20:59            

MUMBAI, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-three people were feared killed as an AC coach Express caught fire in southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning, local news channel NDTV reported.

The fire broke out in the second AC coach of the train which was headed to Nanded from Bengalore. There were 72 passengers in the coach.

Several people were reported to jump out of the train on noticing the fire. Twelve others are said to be injured by local police.

The fire has been completely doused but darkness, fog and smoke are hampering rescue work, said officials.

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