A train killed 16 migrant workers who had fallen asleep on the track on Friday while they were heading back to their home village after losing their jobs in a coronavirus lockdown, official information released.
Railway ministerial sources informed, on seeing the workers sleeping on the track, the driver tried to stop the goods train but he could not. The incident occured near Aurangabad town in Maharashtra, , adding it had ordered an inquiry.
“I have just heard the sad news about labourers coming under the train, rescue work is underway,” Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Twitter. All the top ministers and chief ministers have expressed their condolence for the incident.