Six migrants walking back home killed by an over-speeding bus in UP; CM orders probe

Muzzaffarnagar: After the tragic train accident in Aurangabad which killed 17 migrants surfaced on Wednesday night.Six migrant workers were killed and five got seriously injured when a speeding State transport bus ran over them on Delhi-Saharanpur highway near Muzaffarnagar. The workers were walking from Punjab to their homes in different districts of Bihar.

According to the authorities, four of the deceased belonged to Gopalganj while the other two were from Patna and Bhojpur.

Informing about the action taken on the driver, the SSP of Muzaffarnagar, Abhishek Yadav said, “The bus was empty and the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He has been arrested.” 

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the Commissioner of Saharanpur zone to investigate the incident and has announced a compensation of ₹2 lakh to the family of the deceased and ₹50,000 to the family of the injured.

Samajwadi Party President, Akhilesh Yadav  raised questions about such incidents through a tweet that said, “First train accident and now bus accident, why are the lives of workers so cheap? Can’t the poor of the country reach home via Vande Bharat Mission?”

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