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47 killed in Indian train fire

At least 47 people have died after a passenger train caught fire in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

One coach of the Delhi to Chennai service caught fire as it was passing through Nellore early this morning.

Most of the passengers were asleep at the time.

Some managed to flee and jumped from the moving train.

28 people were injured and taken to hospital.

Images broadcast on Indian television showed the gutted interiors of the wrecked carriage.

Accidents are common in India’s state rail network.

1,220 people have died in train accidents in the country over the past five years.

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