At least 23 migrant workers died and over 13 were seriously injured after a truck rammed into a DCM lorry they were travelling in. The workers were on their way to their native places when the accident took place on Saturday morning in Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh.
All the injured have been taken to a district hospital and Saifai PGI for treatment. The district authorities have reached the accident site. Rescue operations are underway.
The migrant workers are among the thousands who have been left stranded in various parts of the country following the Centre’s announcement of nationwide lockdown in March to stop the spread of coronavirus.
More details are awaited in the Auraiya incident