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Uttar Pradesh, six migrant workers were run over by a state government bus on a highway

[splco_heading size=”15″ align=”left” margin=”30″]In the other tragic incident from Uttar Pradesh, six migrant workers were run over by a state government bus on a highway in the Muzaffarnagar district on Wednesday night.[/splco_heading]
The workers had been walking to their hometown in Bihar from Punjab amid the coronavirus lockdown, police said. 
The bus was empty and the driver has been arrested, they added.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a top state government official to carry out an enquiry about the circumstances leading to the accident. He has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
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Millions of the migrants workers in India who got locked down due to the 6 hours sudden notice by centre Modi government didn’t head out during the first lockdown from March 24 to April 14 because they believed it would not last long.
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They also believed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words that physical distancing was important to ensure they didn’t get the COVID-19 infection.
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But then the second lockdown was announced,and their meagre savings of less than Rs 6,000 began to deplete, and hunger became a constant companion.
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When the government announced that trains and buses would be taking them home, they believed it, only to be let down again.
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Reports are coming out regularly from North India local news agencies due to lack of food and dehydration many poor Migrant workers who cross Indian states by foot for more than 700 kms die unaccounted on Highways .
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Accidents involving migrant workers who are walking home have been reported from across the country in recent days are going high . Last week, 16 migrant workers in a group of 20 were killed after a cargo train ran over them while they were sleeping on the tracks in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad.
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It is to be noted in another incident  at today morning 3 am  around eight labourers were killed and over 54 injured after their truck was hit by a speeding bus in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna on Thursday morning. They were travelling from Maharashtra to their hometown in Uttar Pradesh.

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