- 70 workers were travelling from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh
- Most of them are reported to be from Unnao
- “We are making efforts to send them to Unnao”: Police
Eight migrant labourers died and over 54 suffered injuries after the truck they were travelling in was hit by a speeding bus in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna early this morning. The incident took place hours after a group of migrants were run over by a speeding bus in Uttar Pradesh.
The truck with around 70 labourers was on its way to Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra, when it had a head-on collision with a bus on a bypass road in Guna at around 3 am, police said. Most of the labourers are from Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, they added.
The bus was travelling from Guna to Ahmedabad, the police said, adding that only a driver and a cleaner were travelling in it.
“We were asleep when the incident took place. There were around 55-60 people in the truck. The incident took place around 3 am,” said Sonu, a
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“The incident took place in Guna bypass road. The labourers were travelling from Mumbai to their hometown in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. A bus was travelling from Guna to Ahmedabad. Three people have minor injuries. We are making efforts to send them to Unnao,” said a police official.
In another tragic incident, six migrant workers were run over by an Uttar Pradesh government bus on a highway in the state’s Muzaffarnagar distric on Wednesday night.
The workers had been walking to their hometown in Bihar from Punjab amid the coronavirus lockdown., police said
The bus was empty and the driver is on the run, they added.
Accidents involving migrant workers who are walking home have been reported from across the country in recent days. Last week, 16 migrant workers in a group of 20 were killed after a cargo train ran over them while they were sleeping on the tracks in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad.