LUCKNOW: Eight migrant labourers died and 108 sustained serious injuries in separate road accidents in Jalaun, Bahraich and Barabanki districts on Friday.
CM Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased, while Rs 50,000 each to the injured. He also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of three migrants killed in Guna road accident in MP.
Accidents, exhaustion have killed 40 migrants in state As many as 40 migrants have lost their lives during Covid-19 lockdown not due to the new coronavirus, but to road accidents or exhaustion during their homeward journey since last week of April.
Two labourers died, while 43 sustained serious injuries after a truck carrying them from Mumbai was hit by an unidentified vehicle on NH-27 in Girthan village under Ait police station in Jalaun in the wee hours of Friday. The deceased were identified as Sherbahadur of Jaunpur (45) and Sundari Devi (35) of Bhadohi. Others belonged to Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Chitrakoot and Pratapgarh.
Superintendent of police, Jalaun, Satish Kumar said that all the 43 injured were recuperating at the district hospital, while arrangement of food and drinking water has been made for the migrants.
Meanwhile, in two accidents, five migrants were crushed in Barabanki district . In the first accident one Shishu (32) and Jitendra Nishad (30) died on the spot, while Mohan Nishad died during treatment. The three migrants were crushed by unidentified vehicle at Phalhari overbridge near Kotwali police station. They were coming from Gujarat and were natives of Sravasti and Bahraich.Source: TOI