New Delhi: A total of 16 migrant laborers have died in road accidents in different states of the country amid a nationwide lockdown. Migrant laborers are forced to return to their homes after livelihood was snuffed out amid enforced nationwide lockdowns to overcome the coronavirus. Due to the shutdown of public transport, the workers have left their homes on foot, in such a situation, the workers are also falling victim on the way to their homes. The latest news is coming from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Where more than a dozen laborers have died in a road accident.
Roadways bus crushed 6 laborers in Uttar Pradesh
Six people were killed by a roadways bus allegedly trampling workers near Rohana toll plaza in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, late on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Harik Singh (51), his sons Vikas (22), Guddu (18), Vasudev (22), Harish (28) and Virendra (28). These victims were migrant laborers from Bihar, who were returning home on foot. Police is trying to trace his family members.
Inspector-in-charge of the city Kotwali, Anil Kaparwan said, “We received information around 11 pm that the pedestrians in NH-9 had fallen victim to a bus accident. On reaching the spot, we were told by the locals that they Were migrant laborers. ” Giving further information about this, he said that on Wednesday late night, a roadways bus near the Rohana toll plaza on Muzaffarganer-Saharanpur State Highway-59 crushed a convoy of workers returning to Saharanpur, killing 4 people on the spot. While two people have died in hospital. The driver who carried out the incident, ran away leaving the bus on the spot, which has been arrested this morning. All 6 died and all were residents of Bihar. Four people were from Gopalganj, one from Patna and one from Bhojpur. ”
He further added, “4 of his colleagues have been injured, who are undergoing treatment at the Meerut Hospital. While two have received minor injuries, who have been discharged after treatment. All the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.” There was no passenger in the bus at the time of the accident. Where the bus hit the occupants from behind, there are scattered blood spots, slippers etc. on the side of the road. However, CM Yogi Arguments have been directed to give financial assistance of 2-2 lakh.
Bihar: 2 migrant laborers killed in passenger bus and truck collision
In the Ujiarpur police station area of Bihar’s Samastipur district, two workers were killed in a direct collision of a bus and truck in the early hours of Thursday, while more than a dozen workers were injured. The condition of four of the injured remains critical. “Two people were killed in a bus and truck collision on NH 28 near Shankar Chowk in Chandchaur of Ujiarpur police station area,” Ujiaarpur police station in-charge Shambhunath Singh said on Thursday. According to the information received so far, the bus was going from Muzaffarpur to Katihar with migrant laborers, when it collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction near Chandchaur. In this incident, two laborers died on the spot, while more than 12 laborers have been injured. He said that the injured have been admitted to the local hospital, of which the condition of four is stated to be critical. The driver of the truck absconded after the incident.
8 laborers killed, 56 injured in bus and truck collision in Guna
Eight workers were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh, while 56 people were injured. According to the information received from the police control room, on the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday, there was a face-to-face collision between the truck going from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh and the bus coming from opposite direction on the bypass in Kent Police Station area. Police said, “Eight laborers have died in the accident and 56 have been injured, who are undergoing treatment in the hospital.” Guna Collector S. Vishwanath also confirmed the death of eight people in the accident and said that there were workers on the truck. Sources say that a large number of laborers were in the truck and most of the people who died and were injured in the accident were truckers.