Sixteen migrant laborers, who were trying to return to their home State Madhya Pradesh on foot, were killed on Friday when they were run over by a goods train at Satana village in the limits of Karmad police station around 5.30 am. A goods train ran over them between Jalna and Aurangabad districts, nearly 260 km from here. One was seriously injured, while three escaped.
The scene at the tragedy’s spot was gory and the blood-stained Rotis, some torn currency notes, clothes and the victims other belongings were strewn around. On reaching the spot, police and railway administration found it difficult to gather workers’ limbs that too were strewn around, shifted the workers' remains to the government medical college and hospital (GMCH) at Aurangabad for post mortem. Even the four who escaped with bruises and are still under shock too have been shifted to the GMCH.
According to the Aurangabad police authorities and railway officials at the Nanded division of the South Central Railway (SCR), 14 were killed on the spot, while two died of their injuries on way to the hospital. The incident occurred under the jurisdiction of the Karmad police station in Aurangabad.
All were aged between 20 and 30 and hailed from Umaria and Shahdol districts. They were working at a steel firm in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) zone in Jalna district.
Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Friday (May 8) announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those who were killed in the Aurangabad train accident. "Rupees five lakhs each has been announced as ex gratia to families of the deceased in the Karmad (Aurangabad) train accident," said Maharashtra CMO. The Madhya Pradesh government has also announced Rs. 5 lakh as ex-gratia for the deceased laborers families.
Here are some tweets posted by Political leaders on their tweeter for the 16 migrant laborers which were mowed down by the goods train in Aurangabad.