NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday condoled the death of 24 migrant workers in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "I am deeply hurt by the tragic road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya. Government is taking all relief measures. I express my condolence to the families of those who died in the accident and also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."
उत्तर प्रदेश के औरैया में सड़क दुर्घटना बेहद ही दुखद है। सरकार राहत कार्य में तत्परता से जुटी है। इस हादसे में मारे गए लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं, साथ ही घायलों के जल्द से जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2020
In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said, "I am deeply saddened to learn about the death of the many workers in the road accident in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh. I express my condolences to the families of the people who died during this accident. I pray for the speedy recovery of workers who are injured within the accident."
उत्तर प्रदेश के औरैया में हुए सड़क हादसे में कई श्रमिकों की मृत्यु के बारे में जानकर अत्यंत दुख हुआ है।इस दुर्घटना में जिन लोगों की जान गई है, मैं उनके परिजनों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं।साथ ही दुर्घटना में घायल हुए मज़दूरों के जल्द से जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 16, 2020
The Congress leader during a tweet also condoled the death of 24 migrant workers and said, "I am saddened by the news of the death of 24 labourers and therefore the injured too many of us in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish the injured well soon.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor, Kejriwal also took to Twitter and wrote, "Extremely disturbed by the loss of lives in the accident in Auraiya. The tragedy of migrant labour keeps getting worse. Something must be done urgently."
Extremely disturbed by the loss of lives in the accident in Auraiya. The tragedy of migrant labour keeps getting worse. Something needs to be done urgently.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 16, 2020
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condoling the death of the migrant workers slammed the Uttar Pradesh government.
In a series of tweets, she said, "The heart-wrenching accident of Auraiya has again brought the question to the fore, why the govt. isn't making proper arrangements for the safe return of the migrant workers? Why the buses aren't being arranged within the state to move the migrant workers?"
.#Auraiya की हृदय विदारक घटना ने एक बार फिर यह प्रश्न उपस्थित कर दिया है कि आख़िर सरकार क्या सोचकर इन मजदूरों के घर जाने की समुचित व्यवस्था नहीं कर रही है? प्रदेश के अंदर मजदूरों को ले जाने के लिए बसें क्यों नहीं चलाई जा रही हैं?— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 16, 2020
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"Either the govt. isn't seeing anything or maybe after seeing everything they're just ignoring it. Is rhetoric the only job left with the government?" she said within the next tweet.
Priyanka Gandhi, who is additionally the in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh also demanded that the dead bodies of all the victims should be transported respectfully to their members of the family. "All the injured to be given proper treatment. Every one of them should be financially supported," she said during a tweet.
The reactions from the leaders came after a gruesome incident, 24 migrant workers were killed and 20 seriously injured during a collision between the mini-truck and a trolley in Auraiya district, Early Saturday morning.
The incident happened on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle when the trolley rammed into a stationary mini-truck.
The trolley, sources said, was carrying 81 migrant workers who were on their way from Faridabad to Gorakhpur.
Senior officials have reached the spot and also the injured got shifted to the hospital for treatment.
District magistrate Abhishek Singh said that 15 people that are critically injured are being shifted to the PGI in Sefai in Etawah.
The government has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the dead victims and Rs 50,000 for those injured during the accident.