New Delhi: 16 labourers died in three separate road accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Whereas more than 50 people are injured. The migrant workers, who were stuck in various regions during this lockdown span, travelled back to their hometowns. However, this journey turned out to be a disaster. Last week, 16 workers died after getting crushed under a goods carrier train and in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
On Wednesday night, eight workers lost their lives after a truck smashed into a bus in Guna, Madhya Pradesh. This truck was carrying these workers from Maharashtra to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. 54 people got injured in the accident.
Another terrible accident took place in Uttar Pradesh as well. A bus killed ten workers, who were walking on the Muzaffarnagar- Saharanpur highway. Six of these workers died on the spot. Whereas, 4 of them got severely injured. All these workers were travelling to Gopalganj in Bihar from Punjab. This incident took place in Thana Nagar, Kotwali region, at the Muzaffarnagar Deoband Saharanpur highway.
The bus driver is known to be under the influence of alcohol. The police have filed a case against this unknown driver. Moreover, two workers have died due to another bus and truck accident that took place in Ujiarpur, located in Samastipur district in Bihar. Five workers are injured in this accident- they were all travelling to Katihar from Mumbai.
Hence, the government is making provision for railways to let the workers, stuck in various regions, safely commute to their hometown. However, some workers deliberately want to walk to their concerned areas. The central and state government appeal to them to not do so.