24 migrant workers killed with many injured in a truck accident in Auraiya, UP

The demise of migrants has now become a very common headline. Another accident took place in the Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh.

Around 24 migrant laborers were found dead, and 37 workers were found injured in an accident that took place in the Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh at about 2.30 am on Saturday, the 16th of May. The country’s Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, expressed his grief over the incident and assured that the government should be engaged in providing relief to the kin of the deceased migrants.

“Police teams reached the spot after getting information about the accident and were involved in the rescue operation.”, said Kamlesh Kumar Dixit, Auraiya Additional Superintendent of Police.

“The accident happened between 2 am, and 3 am on Saturday under the Kotwali police station at a place called Mihauli. A trolley truck, which was coming from Rajasthan and was loaded with white putti. It had people who were headed to Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. The truck was stationed at Mihauli at a Dhaba where people were getting tea. A DCM truck which was coming from Delhi which had around 20 migrant workers. The DCM truck hit the trolley after the driver possibly fell asleep on the wheel. Both vehicles overturned. Police reached the spot as soon as we got information.”, said Kamlesh Kumar Dixit, giving details about the accident.

ASP Kamlesh Kumar Dixit informed that around 24 migrant workers were killed in the accident, and 22 workers were referred to the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Saifai, Etawah. 

“All the deceased died on the spot, and 15 people are being treated in Auraiya district hospital.”, added ASP Dixit.

“Pained by the news of the death of 24 laborers and injuries to many people in the accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish speedy recovery for those injured.”, tweeted Rahul Gandhi expressing his condolences to the families of the deceased.

“It was only yesterday that I saw the Uttar Pradesh chief minister announcing on TV that all necessary arrangements for migrants are being made. But it seems that officials are not implementing those at ground level which led to a major accident in the state and this is most unfortunate.”, said BSP President Mayawati in a statement.

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