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.
New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has raised the issue of “abysmal safety standards” and pulled up the Government on the twin train accidents near Harda in Madhya Pradesh.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has expressed its shock at the twin train accidents in Madhya Pradesh during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday in which 30 people have died and many injured. The Kamayani Express and the Janata Express going on parallel tracks were derailed and some of the coaches fell into the adjoining river.
Accidents on the railways are happening with alarming regularity. Yet, the Railway Ministry and the Government have not woken up to the dire conditions of the railways and the abysmal safety standards. As usual, an enquiry will be conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety with no real outcome, the CPI (M) has said in a statement.
CPI(M) has demanded that instead of pursuing grandiose projects such as bullet trains, the Modi government should get down to giving priority to safety in the railway system and ensuring that the track, signaling and safety equipment are upgraded without delay.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has conveyed its condolences to all those who have lost their family members in this tragedy.
Lucknow: In a ghastly train accident at least 34 people were killed about 150 others were injured when the engine and two of the coaches of the ill-fated Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.
“The death toll has mounted to 34. while 30 died at a hospital in Rae Bareli, four were declared brought dead in Lucknow,” UP Minister Manoj Kumar Pandey said adding the casualty is likely to rise.
Local officials said the train perhaps overshot a signal and the engine along with two of the trailing coaches derailed. The accident occured shortly after 9 am about 50 kms from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh