14 migrant workers die in accidents in Madhya Pradesh

Delhi: At least 14 migrant workers were killed and dozens injured in two different road accidents in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh since late Wednesday evening. Six migrant workers have been killed and five others seriously injured when a speeding bus ran over them on the Delhi-Saharanpur Highway near Muzaffarnagar, officials said on Thursday. The accident occurred near Ghalauli check-post. The accused driver, who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, has been arrested, said SSP Abhishek Yadav. The workers were going on foot to their homes in Bihar from Haryana when they were hit on the Delhi-Saharanpur Highway between Ghalili Check Post and Rohana Toll Plaza, about 20 km from here late last night, thial said. At least 8 migrant labourers died and around 50 received injuries after the truck they were travellingcollided with a bus in Funa, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday around 3 a.m. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. The incident occurred in Cantt PS area of Guna. Those who died in the incident were going to their native places in Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra. Ever since the lockdown began, dozens of migrant workers have died on way to their home.