32 passengers were charred to death and 8 injured when the Secunderabad-Kakinada Gouthami Express train caught fire around mid-night in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
The fire broke out in a sleeper coach S 9 at 01:15 hours near Kesamudram railway station and spread to four other bogies leading to heavy casualties.
The tragedy struck when the passengers were fast asleep making it impossible for many of them to escape from the blaze. Some passengers died due to suffocation.
There are fears that the toll may go up as a heap of skeletons, skulls and burnt flesh still remained to be cleared.