Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh):
Five migrant labourers died and 15 were injured in Madhya Pradesh late last night when a truck they were travelling in overturned in a village, about 200 km away from state capital Bhopal. The group of 20 started their journey from Hyderabad and they were headed to Madhya Pradesh’s Jhansi city and a town in Uttar Pradesh in a truck carrying mangoes.
The truck overturned in Narsinghpur, said officials. Those injured have been admitted to a hospital, they said, adding that two of them are critical.
All of them were tested for coronavirus after one of them showed symptoms of the highly contagious illnesses, which has infected over 60,000 across the country and killed more than 1,900.
The incident comes two days after 16 migrants were run over by a train in Maharashtra on Friday, prompting outpouring of condolences nationwide.