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Aurangabad Train Accident LIVE Updates: Migrants Need Support and Money Today, Not Tomorrow, Rahul Gandhi Tells Govt After Tragedy

News18.com | May 08, 2020, 14:49 IST
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Aurangabad Train Accident LIVE Updates: Seventeen migrant workers were killed after coming under a goods train in Aurangabad district on Friday, police said. The workers, who were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna, were returning to Madhya Pradesh.

They had been walking along the rail tracks and slept on the rail tracks due to exhaustion, an official said. They were mowed down by the train at 5.15 am, the official added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted he was extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad. “Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided,” he wrote.
May 8, 2020 14:49 (IST)

Railways Orders Probe | Railways orders comprehensive probe into Aurangabad accident in which 16 migrant workers were mowed down by a goods train, PTI reports.

May 8, 2020 14:36 (IST)

WATCH: Video Report of the Aurangabad Incident

May 8, 2020 14:14 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind 'Saddened Beyond Words' | President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said he was saddened beyond words over the deaths of 16 migrant workers crushed by a goods train in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The workers were walking along the tracks on their way to their homes in Madhya Praddesh. Overcome with exhaustion, slept on the tracks. 

May 8, 2020 13:53 (IST)

Maharashtra Governor Grieves over Migrants' Death in Aurangabad Accident | Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari expresses grief over the death of migrant workers in a train accident in Aurangabad district and described it as a "heart-wrenching" tragedy. In his condolence message, the Governor says, "The news of the unfortunate death of innocent workers, who were sleeping on railway tracks and were run over by a goods train, is heart-wrenching."

May 8, 2020 13:41 (IST)

Railways Statement on Train Accident | Here is the official statement of the Railways on the incident of 16 migrant workers dying after being run over by a train in Aurangabad.

May 8, 2020 13:26 (IST)

Mayawati Post Aurangabad Accident | "The migrant workers are distressed. The way they are being treated by the Centre and State Governments is very wrong. Not even proper food and accommodation is being arranged for them," said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati.

May 8, 2020 13:11 (IST)

Anil Deshmukh, Jayant Patil Express Distress | Sharad Pawar's party colleagues, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, also expressed shock over the deaths of migrant workers in the train accident which took place in the early hours of Friday, near Karmad in Aurangabad district.

May 8, 2020 12:58 (IST)

NCP Sharad Pawar on Train Accident | NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday termed the death of 14 migrant workers in the Aurangabad train accident as heart-wrenching and said the Centre must work closely in unison with state governments to ensure labourers reach their homes safely.

May 8, 2020 12:47 (IST)

WATCH: Train Accident in Aurangabad Kills 16 Migrants

May 8, 2020 12:41 (IST)

WB CM on Train Accident | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed grief over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. She prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the mishap.

May 8, 2020 12:32 (IST)

Uddhav Thackeray In Touch With Centre | Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he was in constant touch with the Centre over the issue of running more trains to ferry migrant labourers, stranded due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, to their native places after the Aurangabad accident. "Arrangements will be made soon. Labourers should not lose patience," he said.

May 8, 2020 12:26 (IST)

Kamal Nath on Train Accident | Senior leader Kamal Nath today expressed sadness over the train mishap in Aurangabad which killed 16 people sleeping on railway tracks.

May 8, 2020 12:08 (IST)

RG After Aurangabad Incident | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says the government is trying to restrict migrant labourers, they should be tested and they should have the freedom to go home if they want to.

May 8, 2020 11:59 (IST)

12 Deceased from Shahdol | The names of 12 deceased people in the Aurangabad train accident has been released. They are from Shahdol.

1) Acchelaal Rameshwar Kaacchhi

2) Suresh Molai Kol

3) Dharmendra Jetendra Singh

4) Barjesh Gajraj Gond

5) Ajeet Jeevan Singh
6) Inderkumar Aalagu

7) Vregendra Chain Singh

8) Rajbabaahoran Paras Singh

9) Brajesh Bhadoyan Singh

10) Muneem Shiv Ratan Singh

11) Neemshahchinmaru Singh

12) Shivdayal Gajraj Singh

May 8, 2020 11:44 (IST)

CMO Maharashtra Says Treatment Will Be at Government Expense | CMO Maharashtra has said -- "The injured will undergo proper treatment at government expense. Talks are on with the Centre to release as many trains as possible for these workers and laborers and arrangements will be made for their return. The Chief Minister has appealed to these workers not to lose patience."

May 8, 2020 11:38 (IST)

RG: Start Putting Money in People's Account | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, after the Aurangabad incident, said today that money should be put into at least 50 per cent poor people's accounts now; Rs 7,000 per person. This would cost about Rs 50,000 crore in total.

May 8, 2020 11:31 (IST)

Migrant Workers Need Support Now: RG | Migrants need support and money now, and today. MSMEs need help immediately, not tomorrow, or job losses will become tsunami, says Rahul Gandhi after the Aurangabad incident.

May 8, 2020 11:24 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi Asks Government to Have Strategy for Migrants | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a press briefing post the Aurangabad train accident, to put money in people's hands, have a strategy for migrants and prepare post-lockdown guidelines.

May 8, 2020 11:15 (IST)

Jaiveer Shergill on Train Accident | Lawyer and Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill today castigated the BJP government on the Aurangabad train accident. He said --"Tragic news of 15 labourers being run over by a train,this could have been avoided IF BJP would have:
1. Planned reverse migration of labourers in advance 
2. Given monetary help instead of forcing them to walk
3. Focussed on crisis rather than event management."

May 8, 2020 11:03 (IST)

Inquiry Has Been Ordered | The Railways said it has ordered an inquiry into the incident. "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," the ministry said.

May 8, 2020 10:53 (IST)

MP Tribal Welfare Minister to Leave for Aurangabad | MP Tribal Welfare Minister Meena Singh to leave for Aurangabad in a special plane along with senior officials to assess the tragedy and its response.

May 8, 2020 10:42 (IST)

'They Were Returning Home' | Aurangabad SP Mokshada Patil told News18 that the workers were walking from Jalna to Bhuvasal, a distance of nearly 170km, to catch a train to return home. They had stopped near the track to take rest after covering a distance of around 45 km. You can also need News18's story on the issue here.

May 8, 2020 10:37 (IST)

Prashant Kishor: Workers Reduced to Statistics | Prashant Kishor, commenting on the Aurangabad train tragedy, said today -- "The faceless migrant workers are reduced to mere statistics, both in their lives and death. "Make no mistake, but for few exceptions, governments both at center and states have been brazen in leaving them at their fate and the mercy of the greed of the society. #CryforJalna."

May 8, 2020 10:32 (IST)

Ashok Gehlot on Migrant Workers' Accident | Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also expressed his sadness over the Aurangabad train tragedy.

May 8, 2020 10:29 (IST)

Update: Despite special trains being run by many states, migrants have started walking back on their own to reach their homes amid lockdown.

May 8, 2020 10:18 (IST)

JP Nadda on Train Tragedy | BJP National President JP Nadda today said -- "I am pained beyond words to learn about the tragic train accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. I have asked our karyakartas to join the rescue operation and provide full support to the administration along with adherence to all health protocols."

May 8, 2020 10:14 (IST)

Amit Shah: Pained Beyond Words | Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said he was pained beyond words at the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Maharashtra. I have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, he said.

May 8, 2020 10:12 (IST)

Update: Administration in Shahdol in MP sent teams to villages in Shahdol and Umaria districts to confirm whether locals had gone to Maharashtra for work and died in Aurangabad mishap.

May 8, 2020 10:11 (IST)

Veep on Train Tragedy | Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted condolences to the bereaved families. "Deeply saddened to learn about the loss of lives in a train mishap in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families," he said.

May 8, 2020 10:00 (IST)

Rajnath Singh Expresses Condolences | "The Rail accident in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district is extremely tragic and unfortunate. My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this accident. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, ANI reports.

Aurangabad Train Accident LIVE Updates: Migrants Need Support and Money Today, Not Tomorrow, Rahul Gandhi Tells Govt After Tragedy
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (Image: LSTV/PTI)

The Railways said it has ordered an inquiry into the incident. "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," the ministry said.

At least two people have also been gravely injured in the accident and have been taken to the civil hospital.

The workers were returning to Madhya Pradesh and had been walking along the tracks. They later slept on the rail tracks due to exhaustion.

The labourers, officials said, all worked at an iron factory in Jalna and were headed back to Madhya Pradesh amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Aurangabad SP Mokshada Patil told News18 that the workers were walking from Jalna to Bhuvasal, a distance of nearly 170km, to catch a train to return home. They had stopped near the track to take rest after covering a distance of around 45 km.

The Railways said it has ordered an inquiry into the incident. "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," the ministry said.