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16 May 2020 Current Events 24 Migrant Workers Killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya District in Truck Collision

In Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district, about 200 km from the state capital Lucknow, twenty-four migrant workers were killed, and many were injured when the trucks they were travelling in collided at around 3 am. Separate groups of migrant workers were returning to their home towns in states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal from Rajasthan and Delhi. Senior police officer Jai Narayan Singh said that some of them got down at a dhaba to have tea and that is when the collision happened. He also said, "We are still trying to figure out why so many people were packed in those vehicles coming from Delhi and Rajasthan". Further, those who are injured have been admitted to hospitals. On the matter, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted in the morning saying, "The death of migrant workers in a road accident in Auraiya district is unfortunate and sad. My condolences to the bereaved families. Instructions have been given to ensure relief and medical treatment for those injured. A probe has also been ordered." Migrant workers are undertaking journeys of hundreds of kilometres on foot or in trucks with their families. However, special trains and buses are being organised by the central government and states for those who are stranded in other states.


24 Migrant Workers Killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya District in Truck Collision

In Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district, about 200 km from the state capital Lucknow, twenty-four migrant workers were killed, and many were injured when the trucks they were travelling in collided at around 3 am. Separate groups of migrant workers were returning to their home towns in states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Bengal from Rajasthan and Delhi. Senior police officer Jai Narayan Singh said that some of them got down at a dhaba to have tea and that is when the collision happened. He also said, "We are still trying to figure out why so many people were packed in those vehicles coming from Delhi and Rajasthan". Further, those who are injured have been admitted to hospitals. On the matter, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted in the morning saying, "The death of migrant workers in a road accident in Auraiya district is unfortunate and sad. My condolences to the bereaved families. Instructions have been given to ensure relief and medical treatment for those injured. A probe has also been ordered." Migrant workers are undertaking journeys of hundreds of kilometres on foot or in trucks with their families. However, special trains and buses are being organised by the central government and states for those who are stranded in other states.




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