Aurangabad Train Accident (Highlights): 16 migrant workers run over by goods train, inquiry ordered

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Train accident in Maharashtra: 16 migrant workers were mowed down by a speeding goods train in near Karmad station in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning.

Aurangabad train accident, train accident in maharashtraAurangabad Train Accident: 16 migrant workers mowed down by goods train in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. (ANI Photo)

Maharashtra Aurangabad train accident: Sixteen migrant workers were mowed down by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning. While 14 of them died on the spot, two succumbed to injuries. The incident took place between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Nanded Division. According to reports, the workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna to board a Shramik Special train to return to Madhya Pradesh. They were sleeping on the railway line when the mishap occurred. Meanwhile, both the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments have announced a financial aid of Rs 5 lakh for the each to their families. Also, an independent inquiry has been ordered by the Ministry of Railways into the incident. The inquiry will be done by Ram Kripal, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central circle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the demise of people and assured all possible help to the affected people. He said that Railways Minister Piyush Goyal is closely monitoring the situation.

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    18:12 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad Train Accident: NHRC issues notices to Maharashtra Chief Secy, Aurangabad DM

    National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary and  the Aurangabad District Magistrate after taking suo motu cognizance of media reports about mowing down of 16 migrant workers by an empty goods train in the early hours of Friday in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.

    17:58 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad Train Accident: Only four migrant workers survived

    16 migrant workers were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra in the early hours of Friday. Only four migrant workers survived in the accident which took place at 5.15 am near Karmad.

    16:32 (IST)08 May 2020
    Ajit Pawar urges migrants to be patient, avoid risky journeys

    Terming the death of migrants in a train accident as "painful", Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday urged labourers to have patience and not undertake risky journeys to their home states.

    16:28 (IST)08 May 2020
    Railways statement on Aurangabad train accident

    Oficial statement of the Railways on Aurangabad train accident that left 16 migrant workers dead.

    16:16 (IST)08 May 2020
    P Chidambaram slams Cente over migrants crisis

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the government for the belated decision on migrants transportation while lakhs of people had begun their trek home. His sharp attack on the government came over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    15:47 (IST)08 May 2020
    Kamal Nath expresses grief over loss lives

    Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the train mishap in Aurangabad.

    15:35 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad: Mamata Banerjee expresses grief

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed grief over the death of 14 migrant workers in Aurangabad. She prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the mishap.

    15:34 (IST)08 May 2020
    Centre should work closely with states to ensure migrants reach homes safely: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that death of 14 migrant workers in the Aurangabad is heart-wrenching and that the Centre must work closely with states to ensure labourers reach their homes safely.

    15:21 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra Home minister Anil Deshmukh expresses grief

    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil have expressed shock over the deaths of migrant workers in the train accident in Aurangabad district.

    15:06 (IST)08 May 2020
    Mayawati slams Centre, states over migrants crisis

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said that migrant workers are distressed and the way they are being treated by the Centre and state governments is very wrong. "Not even proper food and accommodation is being arranged for them," she said.

    14:29 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad accident: President Kovind says 'saddened beyond words'

    President Ram Nath Kovind said he was saddened beyond words over the deaths of migrant workers in Aurangabad. "Saddened beyond words to learn about the loss of lives in the railway track accident near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. Wishing speedy recovery to the injured," he tweeted.

    14:29 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad accident: President Kovind says 'saddened beyond words'

    President Ram Nath Kovind said he was saddened beyond words over the deaths of migrant workers in Aurangabad. "Saddened beyond words to learn about the loss of lives in the railway track accident near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. Wishing speedy recovery to the injured," he tweeted.

    14:07 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad train accident: Heart-wrenching tragedy, says Maharashtra Governor

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has expressed grief over the death of migrant workers in a train accident in Aurangabad. He described it as a heart-wrenching tragedy. "The news of the unfortunate death of innocent workers, who were sleeping on railway tracks and were run over by a goods train, is heart-wrenching," he said.

    13:36 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad train accident: Digvijaya Singh demands impartial probe

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said that there should be an impartial probe into the Aurangabad incident and sought to know if the Madhya Pradesh government had registered these workers.

    13:25 (IST)08 May 2020
    14 labourers were employed in a steel manufacturing plant in Jalna

    According to reports, the 14 labourers were employed in a steel manufacturing plant in Jalna, a neighbouring district of Aurangabad in central Maharashtra.

    13:06 (IST)08 May 2020
    Labourers should not lose patience: Uddhav Thackeray

    Meanwhile, Uddhav Thckeray said that he was in constant touch with the Centre over the issue of running more trains to ferry migrant labourers, stranded due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, to their native places. "Arrangements will be made soon. Labourers should not lose patience," he said.

    12:53 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad Train Accident News: Migrants were sleeping on rail tracks

    According to a PTI report, 14 migrant labourers were from Madhya Pradesh. They were sleeping on rail tracks when they were mowed down by a speeding goods train. Two other labourers were injured in the accident.

    12:38 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra train accident: Uddhav Thackeray expresses grief over death of migrants

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackerayon has expressed grief over the death of migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh in a train accident in Aurangabad. He said the cost of medical treatment of the injured would be borne by his government.

    12:33 (IST)08 May 2020
    Train accident in Maharashtra: MP govt to send officials to Aurangabad

    Madhya Pradesh governent is sending a team of officials to Aurangabad to take care of the injured migrants and make necessary arrangements for their treatment.

    12:26 (IST)08 May 2020
    Shivraj Singh speaks to Piyush Goyal

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh said tha he spoke to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and demanded a probe into the accident besides aid to their families.

    11:57 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra train accident: Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces Rs 5 lakh aid

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has condoled the death of 14 migrant workers from the state in a train accident in Maharashtra. He has announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to their families.

    11:44 (IST)08 May 2020
    'Another heartbreaking tragedy', tweets Congress

    The Congress part has tweeted: "Another heartbreaking tragedy has shaken India today. We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of 15 migrant workers, our thoughts & prayers are with their families. As a society we much do more to protect our most marginalised members."

    11:30 (IST)08 May 2020
    Train accident in Aurangabad: Uddhav announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has annoinced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia each to families of the deceased in Karmad (Aurangabad) train accident.

    11:19 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad train accident: Independent inquiry ordered by Railways

    The Ministry of Railways has ordered an independent inquiry in the tragedy. The inquiry will be done by Ram Kripal, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central circle. The incident in Parbhani-Manmad section of Nanded Railway division of South Central Railway.

    11:08 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad train accident: JP Nadda asks BJP workers to join rescue operation

    BJP president JP Nadda has expressed anguish over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. "My deepest condolences with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for early recovery of those injured," he tweeted.

    10:38 (IST)08 May 2020
    Rail accident in Maharashtra: Amit Shah says 'pained beyond words at loss of lives'

    Union Home minister Amit Shah said, "Pained beyond words at loss of lives due to a rail accident in Maharashtra. I have spoken to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, concerned authorities in central government and railway adminstration to ensure all possible assistance. My condolences with the bereaved families."

    10:20 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra Train Accident Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi condoles death of migrant workers

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi has expressed anguish over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad.

    10:06 (IST)08 May 2020
    Modi govt responsible for train accident in Aurangabad: Congress leader

    Karnataka Congress leader Srivatsa has blamed the Modi government for the tragedy. In a tweet, he said, "Migrant Workers Deaths are MURDER BY MODI Govt."

    09:42 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra train accident: Venkaiah Naidu condoles death of migrant workers

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condoled the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. "Deeply saddened to learn about the loss of lives in a train mishap in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families," Naidu said on Twitter.

    09:29 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad Train Accident News: 14 dead, 5 injured

    According to a statement issued by Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of South Central Railway (SCR), 14 people have died and 5 injured. "The injured have been shifted to Aurangabad civil hospital," the statement reads.

    09:15 (IST)08 May 2020
    Train accident in Aurangabad: Workers were returning to their home in Madhya Pradesh

    Accordig to PTI report, the migrant workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna in central Maharashtra along rail tracks. They were returning to their home state Madhya Pradesh when the unfortunate incident happened.

    09:09 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra Train Accident Live Updates: Piyush Goyal orders inquiry

    Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal tweeted that the unfortunate incident took place at 5:22 am in Nanded division between Badnapur and Karmad stations. "Relief operation is underway and an inquiry has been ordered," he tweeted.

    09:07 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad train accident: Injured admitted to hospital

    According to a tweet shared by the Ministry of Railways, injured persons have been admitted to Aurangabad civil hospital. 14 migrant workers have lost their lives after coming under a goods train in Aurangabad district.

    08:59 (IST)08 May 2020
    Train accident in Aurangabad: PM Modi expresses grief

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exxpressed grief on the demise of people who lost their lives in Aurangabad. "All possible assistance required is being provided," he tweeted.

    08:53 (IST)08 May 2020
    Aurangabad Train Accident News: Inquiry ordered

    During early hourss today after seeing some labourers on track, loco pilot of goods train tried to stop train but eventually hit them between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Parbhani-Manmad section.Injured taken to Aurangabad Civil Hospital. Inquiry ordered: Railways Ministry

    08:43 (IST)08 May 2020
    Maharashtra train accident: 14 migrant labourers dead

    ANI reported that the freight train ran over 15 migrant labourers between Jalna and Aurangabad of Nanded Divison of South Central Railway (SCR). Fourteen people died in the accident and five were injured. The injured were shifted to Aurangabad civil hospital, the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of South Central Railway (SCR) said.

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