As many as 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya on Saturday morning.
According to the official, the incident occurred at around 3.30 am. All the labourers were mostly from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Speaking to ANI, Archana Srivastava Chief Medical Officer, Auraiya said that 15 people have been referred to Saifai PGI.
“24 people were brought dead, 22 have been admitted and 15 who were critically injured have been referred to Saifai PGI. They were going to Bihar and Jharkhand from Rajasthan,” Archana told ANI.
Expressing his grief over the unfortunate incident, PM Modi tweeted, “The road accident in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh is extremely tragic. The government acted promptly and is involved in relief work. I express my condolences to the families of those killed in this accident, as well as wish the injured speedy recovery.”
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also condoled the deceased. “Pained by the news of the death of 24 labourers and injuries to many people in the accident in Uttar Pradesh”s Auraiya. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish speedy recovery for those injured,” Gandhi tweeted.
Meanwhile, BSP Chief Mayawati on Saturday blamed officials of the Uttar Pradesh government for the mishap. She also demanded that the UP government should take action against those concerned.
“Uttar Pradesh CM said that officials will take care of the migrants who will be coming to or passing through the state. But officials are not taking it seriously because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya,” said Mayawati while speaking to reporters.
She further urged the Chief Minister to take action against the officials responsible whose negligence led to the incident and asked that bodies of the victims should be handed over to their families.