There has been an accident in UP taking the lives of 25 migrant workers and injuring over 36, worsening the present situation. A trailer truck carrying migrant workers hit another truck in Auraiya. The incident is reported to have happened between 3:00 am and 3:30 am.
According to Surendranath Yadav, Circle Officer, Auraiya, the accident took place in Mihuali. A truck with 50 migrant labourers from Rajasthan hit another truck.
Auraiya is situated in the south-west part of Uttar Pradesh state. It on the National Highway-19, 400 km away from Delhi, and 200 km from Lucknow. Auraiya falls under the Kanpur division.
The SHOs of Fatehpur Sikri (Agra) and Kosi Kalan (Mathura) have also been suspended on directions from Yogi Adityanath.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those dead in the accident.
Further explaining, Yadav said, the truck from Delhi and truck from Rajasthan collided and they turned upside down.
The truck from Delhi was heading to Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.
The CM had issued orders to the divisional commissioner and IG Kanpur to visit the site and provide a report on the cause of the accident shortly.
Most of the dead labourers are from West Bengal and Jharkhand.
The mini truck’s driver was said to have fallen asleep and couldn’t spot the truck in front.
Bodies of the deceased are being examined and their contacts are being found out. Those who were injured were taken to nearby hospitals. Out of 36 injured, 14 seriously injured were taken to the PGI in Saifai, while 22 were hospitalized in Auraiya.
The CM has ordered that the workers get the best possible treatment and should be taken care of. The Government has sanctioned INR 2 Lakh ex-gratia for the deceased and 50K for the injured.
With the Lockdown due to the pandemic, workers have been laid off and they are finding ways to reach their hometown. Tens of thousands of workers have been walking home since the first phase and now it has been extended thrice. So, an increasing number of migrant workers are finding ways to reach their hometown.