26 migrant employees killed, 36 injured in UP accident

Food and belongings of migrant employees lie scattered on the freeway after the accident, in Auraiya (UP) on Sat…Read Extra

KANPUR: But one other desperate proceed has resulted in tragedy on the side of a freeway. Twenty-six more


labourers fleeing joblessness and hunger will undoubtedly now not see house every other time. They died when a trailer truck carrying sacks of lime and 50 other folks drove into the help of a stationary DCM truck carrying one other 20 other folks on National Dual carriageway 19 in

Auraiya district


Uttar Pradesh

, round 3.15am on Saturday. Thirty-six had been injured.

The DCM truck, carrying migrant employees from Ghaziabad, had stopped at a roadside eatery arrangement Chirhauli village. The trailer truck driver didn’t see the stationary automotive. He perceived to have fallen asleep, ASP Kamlesh Kumar Dikshit suggested TOI. The majority of the victims had been those on the trailer truck.

Stories mentioned that round 50 migrants on the trailer truck had been from Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and UP and had been travelling from Rajasthan. The DCM truck, carrying 20 migrant labourers, had been heading towards Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

Of the 36 injured, 20 had been shifted to Saifai Clinical University in Etawah as their situation modified into mentioned to be serious, whereas 16 had been admitted to the district sanatorium in Auraiya.

Three SHOs, of Fatehpur Sikri-Agra, Kosi Kalan and Mathura, were suspended with rapid enact on the directions of CM

Yogi Adityanath

who also sought reports from the SSP, IG, and the ADG.

On Friday, at the least 15 migrant employees had been killed in three separate incidents in UP, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The UP authorities had announced on Friday that district authorities ought to be sure that migrant employees attain now not trot or cycle house and are supplied transport.

High Minister Narendra Modi, Adityanath and leaders of several opposition parties expressed misfortune over the shortcoming of lifestyles. The CM has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

“The trailer truck modified into also carrying migrant labourers from Jaipur and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan to UP’s Kushinagar, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The DCM truck modified into carrying labourers from Delhi by Ghaziabad and modified into heading towards Sagar by Auraiya district,” ASP Kamlesh Dikshit mentioned.

“The trailer truck collided with the DCM from within the help of. The impression modified into so extreme that both autos overturned and fell valid into a roadside ditch. Nearly 42 labourers sitting on the trailer and 20 on the DCM truck had been injured. Of them, 26 died earlier than reaching sanatorium,” Dikshit added.

IGP Mohit Agarwal mentioned the police would examine why so many folks had been travelling on good two autos.

The accident relate modified into plagued by backpacks and belongings of the dumb and the injured. A senior police officer mentioned many labourers had been overwhelmed to loss of life beneath sacks of lime. The bodies were despatched for put up-mortem and efforts are on to contact their family.

Auraiya DM Abhishek Singh mentioned investigations had been on to assign the converse explanation for the accident. “As of now we were in a assign to establish the identities of 18 victims. The identities of seven others are but to be ascertained,” Singh added.

An decent mentioned the 26 deceased incorporated 12 migrant labourers from Jharkhand. “The loss of life toll is more seemingly to circulation up,” he mentioned.

The CM directed senior officials to communicate about with the positioning. “The manager minister has also directed that each the injured be supplied sanatorium therapy in an instant and the commissioner and IG Kanpur confer with the positioning and in an instant file a file on the reason for the accident,” mentioned UP extra chief secretary (house) Awanish Awasthi.

Opposition politicians, including BSP chief Mayawati, SP’s

Akhilesh Yadav

and Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, wondered the authorities over the accident.

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