Accidents continue to claim migrants’ lives as 4 killed in Maharashtra, 3 dead in Uttar Pradesh with several injured
Solapur/Mahoba: Three migrant labourers were killed and 12 others were injured after a truck carrying them in Jhansi-Mirzapur highway overturned in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh late on Monday.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital. Around 17 people were travelling in the vehicle. Mahoba superintendent of police ML Patidar said the vehicle was carrying the people from Delhi.
SP Mahoba Mani Lal Patidar said that about 17 persons were travelling in the vehicle that was coming from Delhi. Tyre burst is said to be the cause of the accident.
The accident took place in village Mahua near Panwari, according to The Hindu.
In another incident, four migrant workers were killed and 15 injured after the bus they were travelling collided with a truck, in Yavatmal district in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning. The bus departed from Solapur to arrive at Jharkhand.
At least 50 migrants - left stranded without jobs due to coronavirus lockdown - have died in the last 10 days while trying to return to their homes.
On May 16, 26 labourers were killed, more than 30 were injured when two trucks collided in Auraiya district, about 180 km from state capital Lucknow. The road accident, which led to an outpouring of condolences nationwide, prompted the Yogi Adityanath government to seal the state's borders.
The chief minister had ordered the district officials to stop migrants and their families from entering the state on foot, cycles or trucks, arrange food and shelter for them and provide buses for their journey.
Last Updated 19, May 2020, 9:23 AM