At least 24 migrant labourers were killed and over 30 were injured after a trailer truck they were travelling in collided with a DCM lorry near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
As per reports, the trailer truck was coming from Rajasthan while the DCM lorry headed from Delhi towards Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.
The migrant workers who were travelling in the trailer truck were natives of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and were heading to their home states.
Meanwhile, the DCM lorry which came from Delhi had around 20 migrant workers.
“The accident took place in Mihauli in which 24 people died. A trailer truck carrying around 50 migrant labourers was coming from Rajasthan and it collided with a DCM truck. The accident took place on Saturday between 3.00 am and 3.30 am,” Circle Officer, Auraiya, SurendranathYadav said.
“The DCM truck was coming from Delhi and heading towards Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. The trailer truck hit the DCM vehicle. Both the vehicles turned upside down after losing control,” he added.
Meanwhile, the injured persons were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.
The incident comes just after 16 migrant workers were run over by a train in Auarangabad.
The migrant workers are one of the sections who are facing worse difficulties during this nationwide lockdown.