At least 26 dead in India train fire

Indian rescuers carry away a victim of  the deadly train fire.

At least 26 people were killed and eight injured after a compartment of a passenger train caught fire early Saturday in southeast India, officials said.

Some 60 passengers were on board when the fire broke out on a Bangalore-Nanded express train near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state, railway spokesman Anil Kumar Saxena said.

The fire began at about 3:15 a.m. local time in the B1 train compartment, railway official Sunanda Arun said.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation.