29 migrant labourers killed, many hurt in Uttar Pradesh road mishaps

29 migrant labourers killed, many hurt in Uttar Pradesh road mishaps
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29 migrant labourers killed, many hurt in UP road mishaps
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In yet another accident, at least 24 migrant labourers were killed and scores of others were severely injured in a collision between a mini-truck and a trolley in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early Saturday morning

Lucknow: In yet another accident, at least 24 migrant labourers were killed and scores of others were severely injured in a collision between a mini-truck and a trolley in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early Saturday morning.

In another accident, five migrant labourers were killed and 17 injured when a truck carrying them overturned at the Sagar and Chhatarpur border in Madhya Pradesh

The first incident occurred on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle when the trolley rammed a mini-truck.

The trolley, sources said, was carrying 81 migrant workers who were on their way from Faridabad to Gorakhpur. Both the trucks were carrying the labourers.

"The accident took place in Mihauli in which 24 people died, and around 15 were injured. A trailer truck carrying around 50 migrant labourers was coming from Rajasthan and it collided with a DCM truck.

The accident took place on Saturday between 3.00 am and 3.30 am," Circle Officer, Auraiya, Surendranath Yadav told PTI.

"The DCM truck was coming from Delhi and heading towards Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. The trailer truck hit the DCM vehicle. Both the vehicles turned upside down after losing control," he said.

Senior officials reached the spot and the injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

Speaking to ANI, Archana Srivastava Chief Medical Officer, Auraiya said that 15 people have been referred to Saifai PGI.

"24 people were brought dead, 22 have been admitted and 15 who were critically injured have been referred to Saifai PGI. They were going to Bihar and Jharkhand from Rajasthan," Archana told ANI.

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