Maharashtra 15 Migrant Workers Moved Down By Good Train In Aurangabad.
At least 15 migrant workers died after being run over by goods train near Jalna in Maharashtra. All the laborers we’re returning to Madhya Pradesh and we’re sleeping on the tracks when the mishap took place at about 5.15 am, news agency PTI reported citing officials. five laborers, who were, injured have been shifted to Aurangabad civil hospital.
Survivors of the Aurangabad train Accident frantically raise alarm to alert their group members sleeping on tracks about a fast-approaching fright-train but it all went in vain as 15 of them were crushed to death at the crack of dawn on Friday. chilling details emerged about the tragedy involving the group of migrant workers who were on their way to native places in Madhya Pradesh on foot from Maharashtra and had taken a break to rest on the rail tracks out of sheer fatigue.
What is being probed is the role of patrolmen who are tasked with keeping trespassers away from tracks and also alert the nearest station about any incident.
“Ram Kripal, Commissioner of railway safety, south-central circle, will hold an independent inquiry into today’s laborers run over an incident in parbhani Manmad section of Nanded Railway division of South Central Railway, ” the Railway Ministry announced.
While the Railway does not treat these incidents as “Railway accidents” and term runover cases as “trespassing”, there have been instances in the past where it has offered ex-gratia to the next of kin of a victim on sympathetic grounds.
In the 2017 Elphinstone bridge collapse incident in which 23 people were killed and 39 injured in Mumbai, the railway has given ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the incident, Rs 2 lakh for those seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to people who suffered simple injuries. The railway has not yet announced any ex-gratia in the Aurangabad accident.