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Indian train inferno kills at least 26 people

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Fire raced through an Indian train carriage packed with sleeping passengers on Saturday, killing at least 26 people, and forcing terrified passengers to smash windows in a frantic bid to escape. 

Indian rescue personnel use a stretcher to carry a body near a charred carriage of the Nanded-Bangalore Express near Puttapartihi, in Ananthpur District, on December 28, 2013

Some passengers were able to break the train's toilet cabin windows, but other victims were overcome by the thick, swirling smoke and bodies were found heaped at the windows and doors.

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