KOTHACHERUVU, India — A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said. As the inferno and thick black smoke raced through the car at about 3:45 a.m., panicked passengers broke the windows and many saved themselves by jumping from the train. The train was traveling from Bangalore to Nanded in the western state of Maharashtra. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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