14 migrant workers killed in Tragic accidents in Uttar Pradesh and MP

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In two separate tragic accidents, six migrant workers who were walking along the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway were killed after a speeding bus ran over them late last night, near Ghalauli check-post and eight labourers were killed and around 50 were injured after the truck they were travelling in, collided with a bus in Cantt PS area in Guna last night.

“Eight labourers lost their lives and 54 others were injured, they are being treated at the district hospital. Postmortem and further investigation are underway,” said TS Baghel, ASP Guna.

The incidents come just days after 16 workers died after being run over by a speeding locomotive in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. While special trains have been made operational to facilitate the travel of migrant labourers back to their home states, many have been walking on highways and along rail tracks to reach their respective destinations.