15 Migrant Labourers, including children, walking to Chattisgarh, have been killed after a Train ran over them near Aurangabad
The sad mishap took place at around 6:30 am on the Aurangabad-Jalna railway line on Friday, sources reports
An official told news agency PTI that the labourers, who had been walking along the railway tracks fell asleep due to exhaustion the leak gas of yesterday. The official added that they were crushed down by the train early in the morning.
15 Migrant Labourers, including children, walking to Chattisgarh, have been killed after a Train ran over them near Aurangabad 😥@narendramodi you are responsible for these deaths. U left migrant poor to their own fate. Shame on u & your incompetent govtpic.twitter.com/PLnD5NsshF
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) May 8, 2020
It is rumored that the victims where walking along the rail tracks and eventually slept on the rail tracks due to exhaustion, The labourers were mowed down by the train at 5.15 am.
The development comes at a time when stranded migrant labourers across the country are returning to their home states amid the nationwide lockdown. Some of these migrant labourers were forced to walk long distances to their home states as they were unable to find transport.
Meanwhile, many other migrant labourers had already set out on foot before to reach their homes before the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) came out with the order allowing migrant labourers to return home.
This is indeed very tragic death, India in the wake of yesterday morning experience a similar incident where a gas leak from vizag vishakapatnam factory claimed so many lifes and left many in the hospital panting for breath.
The India president has reacted to the incident saying:
“Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided.”
Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 8, 2020
An accident took place near #Karmad in #Aurangabad when an empty rake of goods wagon ran over some people. RPF and local police are reaching spot to asses the situation. More details awaited: Chief public relations officerhttps://t.co/IgFGB2TQJx pic.twitter.com/K2AZx9qE7L
— TOI Aurangabad (@TOIAurangabad) May 8, 2020