Today is the most tragic day for migrant workers as 28 of them lost their life in two gruesome road incidents and more than 38 seriously injured.
23 migrant workers were killed and 20 seriously injured in a collision between the mini-truck and a trolley in Aurraiyya district, early on Saturday morning.
in a collision between the mini-truck and a trolley in Aurraiyya district, early on Saturday morning.
The incident took place on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle when the trolley rammed into a stationary mini-truck.
The trolley, sources said, was carrying 81 migrant workers who were on their way from Faridabad to Gorakhpur.
Senior officials have reached the spot and the injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.
District magistrate Abhisek Singh said that 15 persons who have been critically injured are being shifted to the PGI in Sefai in Etawah.
Rescue operations are continuing at the time of writing this report.
In another incident five migrant workers died in an accident on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh as the truck they were travelling in overturned on Sagar-Chhatarpur road. Another 18 co-passengers got injured in the incident.
According to police, on Saturday morning the cargo truck was going from Sagar to Chhatarpur. The driver lost control of the vehicle near Semra Bridge and it overturned there. The accident took place under the Bakswaha police station area of Chhatarpur district.
Five labourers died on the spot while 18 laborers have been injured in the accident. These labourers were going from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh. The injured have been admited to the hospital in Banda, the police said.