Aurangabad train incident Eyewitness: Know the Hidden details

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The workers who hailed from Madhya Pradesh and were returning to their hometowns on foot along the railway tracks, died in a tragic train incident yesterday at Aurangabad. A train ran over 16 migrant workers while they were sleeping on a railway track near Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

An eyewitness recollected the horrific train incident in Aurangabad and told that the group of migrant workers was going back to their village. He also said he wanted to alert his colleagues about the moving train but couldn’t as the incident happened in a fraction of seconds.

He said, “We all hail from Madhya Pradesh and we work for SRG Company, Jalna.  We were going to our native villages. We left our rooms at 7 PM on Thursday and reached the incident spot at around 4 AM in the morning on Friday.”

“We stopped there to take some rest. Those who died in the incident were only a few metres ahead of three of us. They sat on the tracks and gradually went into sleep. I along with two others were taking rest some distance away from tracks. After some time a freight train came . I alerted them but they could not hear me and train ran over them,” he said.

“We had applied for the passes a week ago. Due to lockdown in the wake of COVID-19, we became jobless and were running out of money, hence we were going to our villages,” he added.

The mortal remains of the workers were sent to Madhya Pradesh on a special train.