New Delhi: On a day over 20 migrants, on their way from Rajasthan to Bihar and Jharkhand, were killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh, six migrant workers were killed in Madhya Pradesh too, after their truck overturned in Banda in Sagar district. Also Read - Auraiya Accident: PM Condoles Death of 24 Migrants, Says Govt Engaged in Providing Relief
They were on their way to Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra. Also Read - 24 Migrants Killed as Truck Collides With Another in UP's Auraiya, Over 30 Injured; CM Yogi Orders Probe
Four women and two men lost their lives in this accident, while 16 others sustained injuries.
Following the accident, senior officials from Sagar and Chhhatarur districts arrived at the spot and helped the injured. The injured were rushed to Banda Primary Health Centre in Sagar district.
The cause of the accident is, however, yet to be ascertained.
Earlier today, 24 migrant workers were killed and 30 more were injured when the truck they were travelling in collided with another truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.
The incident took place at around 3:30 AM on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the incident, tweeting: “I am deeply hurt by the tragic road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya. Government is taking all relief measures. I express my condolence to the families of the those who died in the accident and also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has, meanwhile, ordered suspension of two Station House Officers (SHO) in connection with the incident. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of those who are dead while Rs 50,000 for injured has also been announced.