'Extremely Anguished': PM Modi On Maharashtra Accident That Killed 14

Publish On: 08 May, 2020 10:45 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his official Twitter handle to express grief over the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra that killed14 migrant workers on Friday. He said that he is anguished by the loss of lives in the accident.

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“Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided,” PM Modi tweeted on Friday.

On Friday, a goods train ran over migrant workers at the Karmad railway station in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. While 14 people were killed, five others were injured.

“The incident occurred at 5.30 am on Friday. The train was an empty petroleum tank. The loco pilot immediately informed the railway authorities and local police along with Railway Protection Force (RPF) reached the spot. All those injured have been shifted to hospital.” Said Ch. Rakesh, chief public relation officer, Central Railway.

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The workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna and due to exhaustion decided to rest near the tracks. Some people eere walking on the railway tracks.