May 8, 2020

Indian Train Crushes Migrant Workers, Killing 14

The Ministry of Railways and the media said that an Indian train hit a migrant worker who was sleeping on the rail today and killed at least 14 of them, who were obviously going to their hometown.

Since late March, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs and walked home from major Indian cities because the lockdown has curbed the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Ministry of Railways said the driver tried to stop the freight train when he saw the workers on the railroad tracks in the western state of Maharashtra.

“I have just heard the sad news about labourers coming under the train, rescue work is underway,” Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Twitter.



source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/05/08/india-train-crushes-over-migrant-workers-killing-14/1864239

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