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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
एक मालगाड़ी की चपेट में आने के कारण 16 मज़दूरों की मृत्यु और कई के घायल होने की दुःखद खबर है।— Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) May 8, 2020
मैं इस हादसे पर गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करते हुये घायलों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ्य होने की कामना करता हूँ।
सरकार तत्काल शवों को पहुँचाने/लाने की व्यवस्था करे व आर्थिक मदद का ऐलान करे।
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
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."
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."
आज फिर 15,मजदूर, BJP सरकार की लापरवाही,और जिम्मेदारियों के पलायन की वजह से अपनी जान गंवा बैठे। उससे पहले 42 मजदूरों की मृत्यु हाईवे पर घर जाते हुए हो गई । भाजपा के असंवेदनशील,अमानवीय रवैये ने मजदूरों को मौत की नींद सुला दिया।#Aurangabad #MigrantLabourers— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) May 8, 2020
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.
'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.
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."
The faceless #MigrantWorkers are reduced to mere statistics...both in their lives and death.— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) May 8, 2020
Make no mistake, but for few exceptions, Govts both at center & states have been brazen in leaving them at their fate and the mercy of the greed of the society.#CryforJalna
Ashok Gehlot on Migrant Workers' Accident | Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also expressed his sadness over the Aurangabad train tragedy.
It is most heart wrenching to know several migrant workers were crushed to death by a train in #Aurangabad. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. May they find strength in this terrible time.— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 8, 2020
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."
My deepest condolences with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for early recovery of those injured.— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 8, 2020
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.
Pained beyond words at the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Maharashtra. I have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, concerned authorities in the central govt and railway administration to ensure all possible assistance. My condolences with the bereaved families.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 8, 2020
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.