Maharashtra train runs over migrant workers; politicians condemn the incident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also shown his remorse on this unfortunate event and said he is monitoring it closely along with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.

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Early morning on Friday, May 8, at least 16 migrant workers were killed as goods train in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad ran over them. They were heading back to their native place as per railway authorities. The shocking accident took place between Badnapur and Karmad stations in the Parbhani-Manmad section, which comes under South Central Railway, said the Ministry of Railways. It added, “Injured have been taken to Aurangabad Civil Hospital. The inquiry has been ordered.”

At around 5.30 am, the workers were sleeping on the railway track, and the goods train ran over them. Although the driver did try his level best to avoid the accident, it was too late to do anything, said railway authorities. A high-level inquiry has been ordered to unfold the exact details of the incident.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has also shown his remorse on this unfortunate event and said he is monitoring it closely along with Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. He tweeted in the wake of this event:

President of India Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his anguish over the incident and tweeted:

Bharatiya Janata Party President J P Nadda also took to Twitter to express grief over the incident. He wrote:

Maharashtra train runs over migrant workers

Maharashtra train runs over migrant workers
Maharashtra train runs over migrant workers.

The extension of national lockdown and the economic activities being shut has resulted in the mass exodus of the laborers from various parts of the country to their respective homes. A significant portion of the workers is going back on foot with no food, no water during their way to home as interstate bus service and train services have been suspended until further notice.

The failure in the supply of rations and essential to the needy, and uncertainty of their jobs have compelled the workers to take these dangerous and deadly journeys back home. They are fighting the deadly virus, heat, and hunger. Reports say that the departure
is going to continue.

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