AURAIYA (UP), May 16 - At least 25 migrant workers were killed and 40 others injured when a trailer rammed into a stationary truck, both carrying passengers, on a highway near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.
Some of the workers coming from Delhi had stopped for tea when the accident occurred between 3 am and 3:30 am on the Auraiya-Kanpur Dehat stretch of NH-19, police said, adding, most of those killed were from Jharkhand and West Bengal, and some from Kushinagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
While the stationary vehicle was coming from Delhi and was headed towards Madhya Pradesh, the other was coming from Rajasthan, both ferrying people who found themselves without jobs, money or food during the lockdown and were desperate to get back home.
Meanwhile, in three separate road accidents in Madhya Pradesh eight migrant workers, including four women, were killed on Saturday, police said, adding, at least 29 others were injured in these accidents that took place in Sagar, Guna and Barwani districts. � PTI