Madhya Pradesh: Migrant workers killed in second accident in two days
Bhopal : Five migrant workers have been killed and around 15 have been injured after a truck in which they were travelling overturned in a village, around 200 kms away from the capital Bhopal. A total of 20 labourers had started their journey from Hyderabad in the truck and were going to Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh.
The truck overturned in a village in Narsinghpur, said officials. Those injured have been admitted to a hospital, they said, adding that two of them are critical.
All the labourers have been tested for the coronavirus after one of them showed symptoms of the highly contagious virus.
Sadly, the incident comes two days after 16 migrants were killed in a train accident.
Despite several requests from the state and central government asking people to stay where they are during lockdown, several migrants were seen walking to their home towns via roads and railways tracks after lockdown was implemented in India on March 24.
Meanwhile, the labourers have complained of mismanagement, alleging that they had no food and shelter to live in.
There have been efforts by centre and states to help them reach home on special trains and buses, many still continue the long walk home.