BanglaHunt Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep sorrow over the death of 14 workers in Aurangabad. The prime minister said he was “deeply shocked” by the incident.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of life in a train accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.” He also tweeted that he had spoken to Railway Minister Piyush Gayal, and that he was keeping an eye on the situation. All necessary assistance is being provided. He has already directed Railway Minister Piyush Goel to conduct a proper inquiry into how the incident took place and the role of the driver.
The Prime Minister said, “So many lives were lost together. We are shocked. The Railway Minister is keeping an eye on the whole matter. All necessary assistance will be provided.
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.
– Narendra Modi (narendramodi) May 8, 2020
14 people died on the spot. The other five were rescued and taken to a local hospital. Aurangabad police started investigation. The accident took place near Karmad in Aurangabad, a South Central Railway official said. The accident happened when an empty rack of a freight wagon passed over the migrant workers.