Narsinghpur | Jagran News Desk: At least five migrant workers were killed and 11 others got injured when the truck in which they were travelling  overturned at Patha village in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur, said the officials.

As per officials, the truck was carrying 18 migrant workers and had started its journey from Hyderabad and were heading to Uttar Pradesh's Agra. Those injured have been admitted to a hospital, the officials added.

"A total of 18 people were in the truck laden with mangoes. When the truck overturned near Patha village in Narsinghpur, five labourers died and 11 got injured," said District Collector of Narsinghpur Deepak Saxena, as quoted by news agency ANI.

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Giving details about the 11 people injured in the incident, the officials said that the two people have been referred to Jabalpur as one of them had head injury and the other had mandible fracture while two others are critical.

"Two people referred to Jabalpur as one of them had a head injury and the other had mandible fracture. Besides, two others are critical and others are stable. One of them has cough, cold and fever since three days so we have conducted samplings of all of them, including the dead," ANI quoted Civil Surgeon Dr Anita Agrawal as saying.

The incident comes two days after 16 migrant workers lost their lives when a goods train crushed them to death in Maharashtra's Jalna. The officials said that the migrants had slept on the track after an overnight walk from Jalna, around 40 km from the accident spot.

"I had a word with the survivors. They started walking from Jalna and tried to reach Bhusaval on earlier night which is around 30-40 km away from the place of the accident (near Karmad near Aurangabad)," the officials had said.

Lakhs of labourers have started a journey to their native villages on their own, following the Centre's order allowing migrants to travel back to their homes. The government  special 'Shramik' trains to provide transport to migrant workers to reach their homes. However, several of them are still finding it difficult to get a transport and have started walking to their homes on their own.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma