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    Deadly Indian train fire - at least nine dead

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    At least nine people have been killed after a fire engulfed a train in India.

    Footage from the scene clearly showed a number of coaches had been gutted by the blaze.

    Officials say the train was heading out of Western Indian city of Mumbai when it caught fire.

    India’s immense state-owned railway which operates some 9000 trains and carries almost 20 million passengers a day has notoriously bad track record.

    Only in December, 26 people were killed in a similar train fire. That deadly incident was blamed on an electrical short circuit.