14 migrant workers mowed down by goods train in Maharashtra
Fourteen migrant workers were killed after coming under a goods train in Aurangabad district on Friday, police said
Fourteen migrant workers were killed after coming under a goods train in Aurangabad district on Friday, police said.
The workers, who were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna, were returning to Madhya Pradesh, an official at the Karmad police station said.
They had been walking along the rail tracks and slept on the rail tracks due to exhaustion, he said.
They were mowed down by the train at 5.15 am, the official added.
However, it is yet not clear from where this group hailed and where they were going.
Amid the nationwide lockdown, thousands of migrant workers stranded in several other cities have started their journey to return to their native places on foot.
The interstate bus service, passenger, mail and express train services have been suspended since March 24.
The railways has started running Shramik Special trains to transport the stranded migrants to their native places since May 1.
Till Thursday railways has run 201 Shramik Special trains.
with agency inputs.
Published: 08 May 2020, 8:06 AM