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Tragic Incident : 24 Migrant Labourers Killed In A Road Accident In UP’s#Auraiya, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Express Shock, Akhilesh Yadav Calls It Murder

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At least 24 migrant labourers were killed and 15 were injured after the truck they were travelling in collided with another in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday.

“The incident took place at around 3:30am. Twenty-four people have died and around 15 have suffered injuries. Most of them are from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal,” Abhishek Singh, Auraiya’s district magistrate, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his anguish and sadness over the incident

According to ANI, the injured have been shifted to hospital. They were coming from Rajasthan, it said.

Reacting to the tragic incident , former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav termed the death of 24 migrant labourers in Auraiya as “indescribable” sadness, saying such accidents are “not deaths, but murders”.

“Indescribable sadness on the death of over 24 poor migrant labourers in UP’s Auraiya. Prayers for the injured persons. Let’s see till when the silence maintained by heartless people and their supporters justify this negligence… despite knowing everything, and seeing everything. Such accidents are not deaths, but murder,” Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted his condolences over the tragic incident

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