29 migrants killed, 39 injured in two separate accidents in UP and MP; PM Modi expresses grief, ex-gratia announced
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In another mishap in the country within 24 hours, at least five more migrant workers were killed and 19 others were severely injured after the truck they were travelling in overturned on Sagar-Kanpur Road, about 70-kms from the district headquarters in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district’s Banda area on Saturday.
According to the police the migrant workers were travelling from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh to reach their native villages.
“5 migrant workers killed in a road accident near Banda (Sagar district) today, after the truck they were traveling in, overturned. They were going from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh” Sagar’s Additional Superintendent of Police Praveen Bhuria said as quoted by news agency ANI.
“The incident occurred around 10 am near Semra on NH-86 under Chhanbila Police Station limits”, he said, adding that “the deceased and the injured migrant workers were rushed to a government hospital in Banda."
Bhuria said that the deceased, including three women, were going to Basti district in Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra along with others. The truck was carrying bundles of clothes, on which these migrants were sitting, he said.
In a similar mishap happened earlier in the day, at least 24 migrants workers were killed while over 20 people suffered injuries after the trailer truck in which they were traveling in, collided with a DCM van coming from Delhi in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya.
The police said that the migrant workers -- natives of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal -- were coming from Rajasthan, adding that the truck in which they were travelling was carrying around 50 stranded labourers.
"The incident took place at around 3:30 am. 24 people have died and around 15-20 have suffered injuries. Most of them are Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal," said Auraiya District Magistrate (DM) Abhishek Singh, as quoted by news agency ANI.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also taken note of the incident and expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the labourers who lost their lives, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the incident and said that he wishing for the speedy recovery of the injured. "The road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya is extremely tragic. The government is promptly involved in the relief work. I express my condolences to the families of those killed in this accident, as well as wish the injured a speedy recovery," PM Modi tweeted.
Accidents involving migrant workers have been reported across the country. On Thursday, six migrant workers were killed and two others were injured after a speeding bus ran over them on Muzzafarnagar-Saharanpur highway in UP. In another similar incident on Thursday, eight migrants were killed after a truck collided with a bus in Cantt PS area in Madhya Pradesh's Guna.
While 16 migrants were killed, who were travelling to the native village in Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra’s Jalna, were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad on May 8.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking direction to the state to identify migrants walking on the roads and provide them food and shelter. the top court said that it was impossible for anyone to stop them from walking back to their homes.
(With Agencies Inputs)
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