FP Staff May 10, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Five migrant labourers died and 11 others were injured in Madhya Pradesh late on Saturday after the truck they were traveling in overturned in a village, around 200 km away from Bhopal, reports ANI.
“The truck that was carrying 15 migrants had on it 18 people in total. It was traveling to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Five people have died till now, while 2 out of the 13 are critically injured and are being treated at Jabalpur Medical college right now,” Narsinghpur collector Deepak Saxena told News18.
“A total of 18 people were in the truck laden with mangoes,” Saxena added. “When the truck overturned near Patha village in Narsinghpur, five labourers died and 11 got injured.”
The incident took place in Patha village in Narsinghpur. The labourers were traveling in a truck carrying mangoes from Telangana’s Hyderabad city to Agra in Uttar Pradesh, said Deepak Saxena, district collector of Narsinghpur.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoles deaths of 5 migrant workers
After the incident of five migrant workers dying in a road accident in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his condolences on Twitter.
He also said, “High officials of administration are present on the spot for proper treatment of injured and other arrangements. I earnestly pray to god for the quick recovery of the injured.”