MP Gov Announced Rs.5 Lakh Ex-gratia to kin
Aurangabad : At least 15 migrant workers were killed after a goods train ran over them between Badnapur and Karmad railway stations in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna and returning to Madhya Pradesh . They had been walking along along the rail tracks and slept there due to exhaustion. But , unfortunately, around 5.15 am , a freight train runs over them. The injured have been shifted to Aurangabad Civil Hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish over the unfortunate accident and assured all help. Modi said “Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra … ”
Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 8, 2020
The Railway Ministry tweeted
During early hours today after seeing some labourers on track, loco pilot of goods train tried to stop the train but eventually hit them between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Parbhani-Manmad section
Injureds have been taken to Aurangabad Civil Hospital.
Inquiry has been ordered
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 8, 2020
President of India tweeted “Saddened beyond words to learnt about the loss of lives in the railway track accident near Aurangabad in Maharashtra … ”
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.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 8, 2020
Former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said “extremely saddened and shocked to know about the Aurangabad rail accident …. ”
Extremely saddened & shocked to know about the #Aurangabad rail accident where migrant labourers lost their lives.
My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) May 8, 2020
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Rs.5 lakh will be given to the kin of each of the deceased .
औरंगाबाद में हुए रेल हादसे से हृदय पर ऐसा कुठाराघात हुआ है की मैं उसे शब्दों में व्यक्त नहीं कर सकता! संवेदना से मन भर जाता है…
मैंने रेल मंत्री श्री @PiyushGoyal जी से बात की है और उनसे त्वरित जाँच और उचित व्यवस्था की माँग की है।
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 8, 2020
Rahul Gandhi said “I am shocked at the news of the killing of the laborers and brothers due to the crushing of the goods train. …. ”
मालगाड़ी से कुचले जाने से मजदूर भाई-बहनों के मारे जाने की ख़बर से स्तब्ध हूं। हमें अपने राष्ट्र निर्माणकर्ताओं के साथ किये जा रहे व्यवहार पर शर्म आनी चाहिए। मारे गए लोगों के परिवारों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं और घायलों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की प्रार्थना करता हूं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 8, 2020
However, according to our source report, the Migrant labourers had planned to walk upto Aurangabad Railway Station from where the could board a ‘Shramik Special Train‘ to their hometown in Madhya Pradesh. To avoid getting caught by the police on the highways , the opted to walk by the railway track heading Aurangabad.
But, after walking several hours , they decided to rest on the railway tracks between Badnapur and Karmad railway stations in Parbani-Manmad section.