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 - Prakash Raj Helps 44 Migrant Workers Reach Their Home, Says 'I am Not Done Yet'
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 - Watch: Jhansi Police Distributes Toys To Children Of Migrant Workers, Health Minister Lauds The Heartwarming Gesture
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 - How Sonu Sood Replies to Migrant Workers on Twitter Deserves Whole New Round of Appreciation
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.