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17 Migrant Workers Run Over by Train in Aurangabad, Had Walked 45km in Attempt to Return Home
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The migrant labourers were trying to return to their rural homes in Madhya Pradesh amid the coronavirus lockdown.
 

 

At least 17 migrant workers were run over by a train in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra on Friday morning while they were trying to return to their rural homes in Madhya Pradesh.
 
According to preliminary information, the labourers were sleeping on the track when they were crushed to death by a goods train that was running between Jalna and Aurangabad. At least two people have also been gravely injured in the accident.
 
The accident happened under the limits of Karmad police station in the city, and cops and the Railway Police Force have rushed to the spot.
 
The labourers, officials said, all worked at an iron factory in Jalna and were headed back to Madhya Pradesh amid the coronavirus lockdown.
 
Aurangabad SP Mokshada Patil told News18 that the workers were walking all the way from Jalna to Bhuvasal, a distance of nearly 170km, to catch a train to return home. They had stopped near the track to take rest after covering a distance of around 45 km.
 

 
 


 
 


 
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