SAGAR: Eleven migrant workers lost their lives in two accidents in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, 16 May, the local police officials said.
"Four women and two men were killed when the truck they were travelling in overturned near a town called Banda. Around 16 others got injured and have been immediately rushed to Banda community health centre," Amit Sanghi, Superintendent of Police said.
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The migrants were travelling from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh, the police further revealed.
In the second accident, 5 labourers were killed and 20 others injured when a truck overturned in Dalpatpur. The truck was moving from Sagar to Chhatarpur. The injured were admitted to a local hospital. Police from both Sagar and Chhatarpur districts rescued the injured from the area of the accident.
Meanwhile, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP Chief Minister has written to his counterparts in 7 states to give out information on labourers passing through Madhya Pradesh from other states.
In letters sent to Chief Ministers from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, Chouhan said there have been practical difficulties in arranging for the movement of labourers unless the govt. knew how many of them would reach the Madhya Pradesh borders and at what time.
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Chouhan said his government was making arrangements for free of charge food, vehicles and medicines etc to those migrants. because of lack of prior information about the movement of labourers, the system gets disturbed and a law and order situation is made because of panic, he acknowledged.