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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 May, 2003, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK
In pictures: India train disaster
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Three rear coaches of the Golden Temple Express from Bombay (Mumbai) to Amritsar were engulfed in flames
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Officials fear the death toll could rise, with many of the bodies charred beyond recognition
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A woman comforts a mother who escaped the train with her child
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A crash on the same line in 1998 near the site of Thursday's fire killed 211 people
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The latest disaster happened early on Thursday when many passengers were asleep
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Help desks were set up at stations for worried relatives
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Many of the injured were taken to hospital in nearby Ludhiana suffering from serious burns and broken limbs
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Soldiers travelling on the train helped with the initial rescue effort
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It is still unclear how the fire started, but officials say there is no evidence of sabotage
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The train is one of the country's oldest services, introduced just after independence in 1947

Fire on Indian express train
15 May 03  |  South Asia

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