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4 Migrants Heading to Home Killed In Accidents

4 migrants were killed in 3 different accidents in Uttar Pradesh & Haryana. There has been a number of accidents in recent days that have killed migrants.

New Delhi| Four migrants travelling thousands of kilometres to their homes amid the national lockdown to curb COVID-19, have been killed in separate road accidents since last evening.

The four dead include a woman and her daughter.

The woman and her daughter were part of a group travelling between Maharashtra and Jaunpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. They had travelled 1,300 km in an auto-rickshaw for three days. They were hit by a truck just short of their destination, in Fatehpur, UP.

A migrant worker from Bihar was killed and another injured in another incident this morning, after being hit by a speeding car in Haryana. Cycling home, a fourth migrant, was killed last night in Rae Bareli.

This morning, two migrants were walking on a road at Ambala Cantt in Haryana when they were hit by an SUV. One died on the spot while the other is in the hospital with serious injuries.

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The workers were on their way to Bihar, the police said. The car allegedly swerved at a high speed and went out of control. The driver is missing but the car has been seized.

Lakhs of migrant workers left jobless by the national lockdown due to COVID-19 since late March have been walking, cycling or hitching rides, desperate to reach home despite a prohibition on public transport or interstate migration.

(Inputs from NDTV)

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