Fire on Express Train in India Kills at Least 23

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW DELHI (AP) - A fire broke out on an express train in southern India early Saturday and killed at least 23 passengers, officials said.

A spokesman for the railways, C.S. Gupta, said 67 passengers were in the train car when the fire started Saturday morning.

The train in Andhra Pradesh state was brought to a halt and firefighters and medics have retrieved at least 15 bodies.

Gupta says most of those who died suffocated in the coaches that were filled with thick black smoke.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237704501 -
Gray Television, Inc.