In an unfortunate incident, eight migrant labourers who were travelling from Maharashtra to their native places in Uttar Pradesh were killed on the road. Another 55 labourers who were travelling in the truck have been injured in the accident.
The container truck they were travelling in collided with a bus in Cantt area of Guna in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday night. The group of migrant labourers was travelling from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh.
The driver of the container truck fled the scene immediately after the collision. The accident took place around 2-3 am.
In another similar accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar on the same night, a group of six migrant labourers, who were walking from Punjab to their native places in Bihar, were mowed down by a bus.
Six migrant labourers died on the spot while four others were injured in the accident that took place late in the night.
In the third such incident in a day, at least two people have died and 12 others have been injured in a collision between a bus and a truck near Shankar Chowk in Samastipur, Bihar. The injured have been taken to a hospital. The bus was going from Muzaffarpur to Katihar and was carrying 32 migrant labourers.
The incidents are a grim reminder of last week’s accident in Aurangabad in which 16 migrant labourers were run over by a goods train while they were sleeping on the tracks. The labourers were walking home from Maharashtra to Madhya Pradesh when they fell asleep on the tracks out of exhaustion.