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Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, 19:37 GMT
In pictures: India train attack
Scores of Hindus were killed and dozens injured when a mob set fire to a train in the western state of Gujarat.

Police blamed Muslims for the attack on the train, which was carrying Hindu activists who were returning from a visit to the disputed holy site in Ayodhya.

Firefighters hosing down the train carriages
Firefighters spray water on the smouldering wreckage

Policeman examines the wreckage of one of the train carriages
The fire incinerated entire carriages and passengers

Bodies are piled on the platforms of the train station
At least 15 children were killed in the attack

Trucks burning by the side of the road
After the attack, angry crowds burned trucks in Godhra

Muslim man is treated in hospital following a revenge attack
This Muslim was injured in a revenge attack by Hindus

See also:

27 Feb 02 | South Asia
Scores killed in India train attack
26 Feb 02 | South Asia
Vajpayee firm on Ayodhya
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