New Delhi: At least 15 migrant workers were crushed to death after coming under a train on Friday morning near Karnad in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. A few children were also among those killed. Also Read - SC Directs Delhi, Haryana, UP to Provide Dry Ration, Transport to Stranded Migrants During Lockdown
According to initial reports, the incident took place at 5:15 AM and police were notified around 6 AM. The labourers were sleeping on tracks when they were run over by an empty rake of goods train that departed from Jalna. Also Read - Coronavirus Highlights: Shashi Tharoor Tests COVID+, Kerala CM Announces Free Vaccine For All Above 18-Years of Age
They belonged to Chhattisgarh and were returning home on foot amid the lockdown situation. One person injured has been shifted to a nearby hospital. Also Read - Decision On Lockdown in Maharashtra Tomorrow, Class 10 Board Exams CANCELLED
Police and railway authorities rushed to the spot to assess the situation. Further investigation is on.
Many migrant workers and labourers have been walking on foot to reach their home states amid the coronavirus lockdown, even after the government organised Shramik Special trains for the stranded.