Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed grief over the death of several migrant laborers in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and said that we should be ashamed of the treatment being done to the workers who build the nation. He tweeted, "I am shocked at the news of the laborers siblings being crushed by the goods train. We should be ashamed of the treatment being done to our nation builders. "
Gandhi said, "My condolences to the families of those killed and pray for the fast recovery of the injured." Significantly, at least 16 migrant laborers sleeping on railway tracks in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra Died on Friday morning after being hit by a goods train. A police officer said that two other laborers were injured in the accident that occurred near the Karmad police station area at 5.15 am.
An official of the Karmad police station said that the laborers on foot from Jalna in central Maharashtra towards Bhusaval were returning to their home state of Madhya Pradesh. They said that they were walking on the side of the railway tracks and slept on the tracks due to fatigue. The goods train coming from Jalna climbed on these workers sleeping on the tracks.
Police officer Santosh Khetamalas said, "The laborers working in a steel factory in Jalna had left for their home state by foot last night, they came up to Karamad and slept tiredly on the tracks. "The three laborers who were with this group survived because they were sleeping at some distance from the railway tracks.