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16 migrant workers run over by goods train in Maharashtra

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Aurangabad: 16 migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning at about 5.15 am.

The migrant labourers, were returning home to Madhya Pradesh and they had been walking along the trailway track and were heading towards Bhusawal from Jalna in central Maharashtra.

According to police sources, they say down on the railway track for rest and fell asleep when they were run over by the goods train coming from Jalna.

The workers were working in a steel factory in Jalna and had been laid off due to the COVID-19 lockdown.